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3D Thermal Simulation Of Resistive Heating

Joule heating, also known as resistive or Ohmic heating, is the power lost to heat as electrical current flows down a conductor. We were introduced to Joule’s first law (Power dissipation = I²R, VI, V²/R) way back in high school. From an electronics thermal simulation perspective it requires a full 3D electrical flow simulation to be conducted, and from that the Joule heating power dissipat... » read more

How To Get The Most Power While Being Cool To The Touch

Traditional electronics thermal management in high power applications such as telecommunication, networking, and computing involves keeping the operating junction temperatures at, or below, maximum rated values for the intended application, often with fans, blowers, heatsinks, etc. Mobile consumer electronics also have to be thermally managed to ensure that when a person uses the product, ‘to... » read more

Calibrating Electronics Thermal Simulation Models

‘Rubbish In, Rubbish Out’ is a common and well-accepted fact in the world of thermal simulation—actually any type of simulation, for that matter. Regardless of the technical capabilities of your thermal simulation tool, the accuracy of prediction will always be tightly coupled to the accuracy of the input data. In terms of electronics thermal simulation, the prediction of the internal ... » read more