Thermal Management Blog Posts

Guidelines for Circular Heat Pipe Thermal Testing

Guidelines for Circular Heat Pipe Thermal Testing

For today's blog I'd like to present some work several of my colleagues and I have been working on for submittal to the fall session of the JEDEC Committee: Guidelines for Heat Pipe Thermal Test Set for Testing of Circular Heat Pipes. As we're always open to comments...

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Thermal Test Chips – A Quick Explanation

Thermal Test Chips – A Quick Explanation

To meet aggressive product time-to-market goals, electrical and mechanical engineers need to work concurrently to envision, model and validate an enormous array of interdependent system requirements. While there’s no doubt that robust thermal modeling of both the...

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Fundamentals of Thermal Resistance

Fundamentals of Thermal Resistance

Today’s guest blog on the fundamentals of thermal resistance is from Dr. James Stevens, Professor Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Dr. Stevens specializes in numerical and analytical heat transfer analysis covering both steady-state and transient...

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Understand System Level Thermal Resistance

Understand System Level Thermal Resistance

From George, CEO Celsia: Today's post on understanding thermal resistance is from Dr. Ross Wilcoxon, a thermal management veteran working for Rockwell Collins as a research and development engineer. He specializes in mechanical packaging of electronics used in harsh...

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Vapor Chambers & Heat Pipes Cool Performance FBDIMMs

Vapor Chambers & Heat Pipes Cool Performance FBDIMMs

In a recent post, I talked about the use of fans and micro-thin heat pipes to cool smartphones. Today, I’d like to take you through a project Celsia tackled a number of years ago; cooling performance DDR3 ‘gamer’ memory modules using ultra-thin vapor chambers. This...

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Every Electronic Device Is Water Cooled ….. Indirectly

Every Electronic Device Is Water Cooled ….. Indirectly

Computers, ovens, and even light bulbs rely on water cooling to function; nearly 200 billion gallons a day in the US alone, most of it is fresh water. Some of it, roughly 4 billion gallons, evaporates into thin air each day. In today’s guest blog, Dr. Pablo Hidalgo –...

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Using Fans and Heat Pipes to Cool Smartphones

Using Fans and Heat Pipes to Cool Smartphones

I recently read an interesting article that explored the practical reasons behind the use of different materials for smartphone enclosures: polycarbonate, glass, and metal. They included tactile preferences, radio attenuation, and surprisingly, thermal conductivity....

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Guidelines for Circular Heat Pipe Thermal Testing

Guidelines for Circular Heat Pipe Thermal Testing

For today's blog I'd like to present some work several of my colleagues and I have been working on for submittal to the fall session of the JEDEC Committee: Guidelines for Heat Pipe Thermal Test Set for Testing of Circular Heat Pipes. As we're always open to comments...

read more
Thermal Test Chips – A Quick Explanation

Thermal Test Chips – A Quick Explanation

To meet aggressive product time-to-market goals, electrical and mechanical engineers need to work concurrently to envision, model and validate an enormous array of interdependent system requirements. While there’s no doubt that robust thermal modeling of both the...

read more
Fundamentals of Thermal Resistance

Fundamentals of Thermal Resistance

Today’s guest blog on the fundamentals of thermal resistance is from Dr. James Stevens, Professor Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Dr. Stevens specializes in numerical and analytical heat transfer analysis covering both steady-state and transient...

read more
Understand System Level Thermal Resistance

Understand System Level Thermal Resistance

From George, CEO Celsia: Today's post on understanding thermal resistance is from Dr. Ross Wilcoxon, a thermal management veteran working for Rockwell Collins as a research and development engineer. He specializes in mechanical packaging of electronics used in harsh...

read more
Vapor Chambers & Heat Pipes Cool Performance FBDIMMs

Vapor Chambers & Heat Pipes Cool Performance FBDIMMs

In a recent post, I talked about the use of fans and micro-thin heat pipes to cool smartphones. Today, I’d like to take you through a project Celsia tackled a number of years ago; cooling performance DDR3 ‘gamer’ memory modules using ultra-thin vapor chambers. This...

read more
Every Electronic Device Is Water Cooled ….. Indirectly

Every Electronic Device Is Water Cooled ….. Indirectly

Computers, ovens, and even light bulbs rely on water cooling to function; nearly 200 billion gallons a day in the US alone, most of it is fresh water. Some of it, roughly 4 billion gallons, evaporates into thin air each day. In today’s guest blog, Dr. Pablo Hidalgo –...

read more
Using Fans and Heat Pipes to Cool Smartphones

Using Fans and Heat Pipes to Cool Smartphones

I recently read an interesting article that explored the practical reasons behind the use of different materials for smartphone enclosures: polycarbonate, glass, and metal. They included tactile preferences, radio attenuation, and surprisingly, thermal conductivity....

read more