Mentor Paper: Take Command of Thermal Optimization During PCB Design

Author: 911EDA News Desk
Mar 29, 2016

Computational fluid dynamics software tools can be useful in considering the effect on a printed circuit board of such things as package selection, board layout and structure as well as enclosure design.

This Mentor Graphics white paper explains: 

-  Approaches to PCB thermal management studies with CFD

-  Automating PCB thermal design modifications using Design of Experiments

-  Utilizing parametric studies to explore a range of operating scenarios early in the design process

-  Example: Heatsink optimization for cPCI card for cost-effective design

-  Tradeoffs: Heat sink geometry & mass vs component allowable temperature ranges and layout

To download this paper, click here.


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