Tag Archives: Thermal Conductivity

How useful are PCB Vias?

Designers use a plated through via as a conduit for transferring signals and power from one layer to another in a multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB). For the PCB fabricator, the plated through via are a cost-effective process for producing PCBs. Therefore, vias are one of the key drivers of the PCB manufacturing industry. Use of Vias Apart from simply connecting two or more copper layers, vias are useful for creating very dense boards for special IC packages, especially the fine-pitch components Read more [...]

Heat Pipes for Electronic Applications

Electronic applications such as mobile, embedded computing, and servers often use intermediate level heat pipes to cool systems dissipating 15-150 Watts. Usually, such heat pipes use copper tubes and sintered copper wicks with water as the working fluid. System designers incorporate heat pipes when the thermal design has limitations of space and/or weight and other materials such as solid aluminum or copper heat sinks cannot achieve the desired cooling. However, heat pipes for electronic applications Read more [...]