Heatsink Articles

5. Design factors which influence the thermal performance of a heat sink

When selecting or designing a heatsink the following factors must be considered:

  • Thermal resistance
  • Material
  • Fin efficiency
  • Spreading resistance
  • Fin arrangements
  • Surface color
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4. Even Better Quality Standards

ABL has recently been awarded the latest ISO 9001 quality standard by independent assessor, NQA – one of the UK’s leading quality assurance accreditation bodies. ISO 9001 is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organization.
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3. The Use of Aluminium Extrusions in Racking Applications

Aluminium extrusion racking and is all around us. There are the obvious applications such as car roof racks and shop display racks but this material makes it an ideal choice for rack designers in a range of industries such as aerospace, sports equipment, electronic equipment and construction equipment......
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2. The Use of Passive and Forced Air Heatsink Cooling to Dissipate Heat from Electronic Components

When it comes to keeping electronic components cool heatsinks are a must. Electronic designers have to increasingly rely on heatsinks as, CPUs for example, continue to increase in power and therefore have more heat to dissipate.....
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1. Keeping Electronics Temperatures Down and Performance Up

Today’s Electronics Design Engineers are faced with the challenges of miniaturisation and also increasing performance demands. The issue with both of these is, as it always was, heat dissipation. All electronic devices would be able to run faster if it wasn’t for the heat they need to dissipate...
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