Thermal Analysis

  • Using PCB Thermal Simulation in the Pre-Development Design Phase

    Using PCB Thermal Simulation in the Pre-Development Design Phase

    The impact of heat on PCB performance, reliability, and efficiency is significant, making it necessary to run PCB thermal simulations of design layouts to ensure electronic product designs are optimiz

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    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • The Influence of Thermal Resistance on Heat Transfer and Thermal Management in Electronic Packages

    The Influence of Thermal Resistance on Heat Transfer and Thermal Management in Electronic Packages

    Thermal resistance is a significant parameter controlling the heat flow from the component junction to the heat sink in electronic packages.

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  • What’s a 4-Pin PWM Header and How Does It Work?

    What’s a 4-Pin PWM Header and How Does It Work?

    A 4-pin PWM header works to balance noise and PC temperature—read on to learn more about the benefits of 4-pin PWM headers and what you need to design a fan controller.

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  • Understanding PCB Effective Thermal Conductivity

    Understanding PCB Effective Thermal Conductivity

    This article is about PCB effective thermal conductivity, factors that affect its efficiency and accuracy, and what to consider during thermal modelling design.

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  •  How Does Temperature Hysteresis Work?

    How Does Temperature Hysteresis Work?

    This article will discuss how temperature hysteresis works and some design considerations for building a temperature hysteresis controller.

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  • MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    MPPT vs. PWM is a common comparison when designing solar charge controllers. See this article for which to use as well as some design tips.

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  • VRM MOSFET Temperature and How to Regulate It

    VRM MOSFET Temperature and How to Regulate It

    This article examines the difference between a VRM and a MOSFET, how to calculate MOSFET temperature, and how to regulate VRM MOSFET temperature.

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  • Improve Product Design with Accelerated Life Testing Thermal Cycling

    Improve Product Design with Accelerated Life Testing Thermal Cycling

    Accelerated life testing thermal cycling quantifies the life characteristics, failures, and defects that occur when products are employed in the field.

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  • Heat Transfer Simulator for Analyzing Thermal Effects

    Heat Transfer Simulator for Analyzing Thermal Effects

    In electronic circuit systems, heat transfer negatively impacts performance. The investigation of heat transfer using simulation is helpful to design effective thermal management.

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  • Three Key PCB Heat Dissipation Techniques

    Three Key PCB Heat Dissipation Techniques

    Designing reliable electronic products is contingent upon implementing PCB heat dissipation techniques to help avoid early component failure.

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  • Implementing VRM Cooling in PCB Power Supply Design

    Implementing VRM Cooling in PCB Power Supply Design

    If you’re not taking a proactive approach to VRM cooling, the power delivered to the CPU and GPU will be compromised and affect their performance.

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  • What Causes Thermal Hysteresis in a Voltage Reference?

    What Causes Thermal Hysteresis in a Voltage Reference?

    Thermal hysteresis creates permanent changes in the output voltage from a precision reference voltage circuit.

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  • PWM vs. DC Fans: Fan Speed Control Strategies for CPU Cooling and Case Ventilation

    PWM vs. DC Fans: Fan Speed Control Strategies for CPU Cooling and Case Ventilation

    PWM and DC fans allow you to control the speed of your computer’s cooling fan, enabling CPU cooling and case ventilation.

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  •  Impedance vs Resistance: Which is Most Important for PCB Layout?

    Impedance vs Resistance: Which is Most Important for PCB Layout?

    Impedance vs resistance? Is one more important for laying out your board? The answer is clearly explained in this blog.

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  •  The Basics of Steady-State Heat Transfer Analysis

    The Basics of Steady-State Heat Transfer Analysis

    Even in the steady-state, heat still moves between hot and cold regions. Here’s how you can use a field solver for steady-state heat transfer analysis.

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  • Learn More About PCB Cooling With CFD Analysis and Simulation

    Learn More About PCB Cooling With CFD Analysis and Simulation

    When you need to learn more about your heat management strategy, it helps to match CFD analysis data to standard models.

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  • The Importance of Thermal Relief in Circuit Design and PCBA Functionality

    The Importance of Thermal Relief in Circuit Design and PCBA Functionality

    The use of thermal relief in circuit design is critical to the design process and it affects performance, functionality, and lifecycle.

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  • Why and When Is Thermal Paste Needed for PCB Assembly?

    Why and When Is Thermal Paste Needed for PCB Assembly?

    Is thermal paste needed for your board’s assembly can be determined by following the checklist we provide in this blog.

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  • Rev-Up Your Heat Sink Design Using CFD Simulations

    Rev-Up Your Heat Sink Design Using CFD Simulations

    Heat sink CFD simulations give the aerodynamic profile of a system, which helps the designers address thermal problems through heat sink geometry optimization.

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