Thermal Design for Conduction Cooled Loads

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  • Author: Shirley Hazelett
When considering a termination with conduction cooling, there are certain factors that must be con-sidered. What is the impact on other compo-nents in the system? Will the heat from the load and the heat sink (or cold plate as the heat sink is sometimes referred to) impact other components in the system? Will the air-flow required for the heat sink impact any components that also require air-flow? Is there enough air flow for the dissi-pation through the heat sink? What changes might I see in the system due to the addition-al heating effect, such as overheating of com-ponents or wiring?