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Ducted Versus Bypass Flow

Controlling airflow through a heat sink can generate a large impact on your thermal performance.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Standardizing O-Rings

O-Ring Size has standardized over time to simplify design and manufacturing, but may not always...

How Hot is too Hot? The Real Maximum Temperature of Your Product

Summer is upon us and it brings some sweltering hot days with it. This is a great time of year...

We're a Big Fan of Forced Convection

Fans and Blowers are a critical tool in air cooled thermal management solutions. Increased flow...

What Aavid Genie Means: "Working Envelope" and Heat Sink Design Volume

In product design, thermal solutions typically have a designated volume, called a working...

Thermal Design: User Acceptance of Your Product - Part 2

In an earlier blog post, we discuss the importance of user product acceptance. We examined...

Thermal Radiation: Key for Natural Convection Solutions

Thermal engineers are radiant about the effects of thermal radiation. Thermal radiation is one...

Buoyancy: The Driving Force of Natural Convection

In thermal management, we describe our air cooled devices as using either natural convection or...

ThermoElectric Device Embedded Controller

Innovations in thermoelectric modules have the potential to drastically impact the entertainment...

Solar Eclipse Thermals: Radiation's Effect on Weather

We generally take regular events for granted. Sometimes, it's only when our regular programming...