Mentor Paper: Take Command of Thermal Optimization During PCB Design


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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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