Daily Archives: 11-December-2013

An Example of Misusing Thermal Resistances

Quote of the Day Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. — Marilyn vos Savant In my previous post, I provided some definitions of thermal resistances and thermal characteristics. In this post, I … Continue reading

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Compact Thermal Models for Electrical Components

I am an electrical engineer and not a mechanical engineer. As such, I depend on electronic packaging professionals to provide me answers to my thermal questions at work. However, I am curious about how the packaging folks estimate the temperatures of my parts because it affects how my team designs products. This blog post documents my early self-education on how the thermal analysis of electronic components is performed. This post will provide the background necessary for more detailed posts in the future. Continue reading

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