Being called Hot Stuff in a technical field is not always the first thing you hear unless something is actually on fire! You know though, it should be! Here you are reading a technical blog on Thermal Management techniques and designing products that some people may never fully see or understand.
Take it from this S.T.U.D. (who gets to make up his own title for the video). You are doing great stuff, people like your work, and gosh you are Hot Stuff!
In this blog, we will take a look at some Thermal Management techniques and considerations from Samtec. If you are new to designing electronic systems, are curious about how a connector manufacturer looks at its impact on your system, or are just waiting for that thermal simulation to finish running this blog is for you!
Is it getting Hot in Here?
As system requirements go up, whether that is for power integrity or signal integrity you may need to look at different methods for keeping things cool. In this presentation, we will look at traditional air cooling, localized spot cooling, and full Immersion cooling techniques and impacts.
Signal Integrity vs. Power Integrity
On Samtec’s Immersion Cooling page we look at the current carrying capacity of many product families. In parallel with this, we have worked with our Test Lab and Signal Integrity teams to evaluate how we look at the thermal requests from you. Samtec wants to make sure we are considering the full signal path and how our connectors play a part in that. We may be able to mitigate thermal considerations in one area but set you up for a new challenge farther down the path.
If we were looking at only pushing higher current some mitigation techniques may be more palatable. However, in applications that move more power, there is typically a higher data rate to go with it. This is where some solutions get interesting. Each technique can come at a higher cost to losses in the signal path.
Additional Resources for You
Hopefully, we introduced a few ideas or ways to look at Thermal Management in the video above. If you need additional support or have questions on where to go next check out a few of the links below. You are also welcome to reach out to our Technical Marketing team to get you connected with the right expert for your question.