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Resources about heat-sink design and thermal theory

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This is one of the best theory about Heat-Sinks.
 

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heat sink design calculation

FANT,
Where can I find at aavid the selection and design program ? I didn't find it.
Thanks.
 

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heatsink design

Here is one version of the program. It is called coolcat

The second version is the most recent.
 

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heat sink design software

here is another application note"mounting considerations for power semiconductors"
 

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flatulent, zgx,
Thank you for the uploaded files.
PS. I went again to aavid. The coolcat program is there really, but not at first glance reachable.
 

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pcb heatsink design

Thank you for the great resources.
But most of the time, I use copper on the PCB for heat dissipation.
I also comsume lots of PCB space.

The area of the copper poly on the PCB must
be calcuated by hand. I wonder if anyone has any
applcaition program for calculating the area?

Thank you for any information
 

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Since you have the formulas you use by hand, you could automate the calculations with a spread sheet. Over the years I have done this many times and used the spread sheets as needed years later.
 

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calcul of heat sink book

Peter Vizmuller's RF Design Guide , includes with the book some excell files for thermal resistance calculations. I tihink I have seen the complete ebook posted in the ebook section. If you want it and cannot find it I will upload it.

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heat sink design calculations

flatulent, I agree that you can use a spreadsheet, but not in complex situations, where you have tapered-fins, multi-angle fins, different manufacturing capabilities...etc.
Powerful software packages can do much more than just simple "cascaded" claculations.

Cheers.
 

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