Solving Thermal Challenges
As electronics become smaller and more powerful, thermal management has become one of the key limiting factors to a devices performance. The heat generated by high power electronics effects system reliability, lifespan, and performance. This is especially relevant in medical and diagnostic fields where a patient’s life and safety are dependent on these devices.
As the medical industry embraces more advanced electronics such as ultrasound, lasers, and digital imaging equipment these heat loads increase, as does the demand for smaller instruments and more portable devices. Engineers are now faced with increasingly complex thermal challenges as they work to create smaller tools using technologies that generate more heat while striving for pinpoint accuracy and maximum reliability while maintaining patient safety. The key to success for these devices is proper thermal management.