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ThermoElectric Device Embedded Controller

TEGway ThermoReal is a thermoelectric device embedded controller. TEGway has developed a way to generate a flexible array of miniature thermoelectric devices (TEDs).

ThermoElectric Device Embedded Controller
We're a Big Fan of Forced Convection

In the thermal management industry, we are highly concerned with the convection type. Is it natural or is it forced convection? The answer to that question makes a big difference when it comes to designing a cooling solution.

We're a Big Fan of Forced Convection
What Aavid Genie Means: "Working Envelope" and Heat Sink Design Volume

In the “Project Conditions” page of Aavid Genie, there is a box that asks you the “Working Envelope.” This term refers to the heat sink design volume.

What Aavid Genie Means: "Working Envelope" and Heat Sink Design Volume
Xbox One X Thermal Management: Finally, a Look Inside

The latest generation of Microsoft’s gaming console, the Xbox One X or Project Scorpio, finally released on November 7th, 2017. When the console was officially announced a few months ago, we did a speculative post on the potential Xbox One X cooling solution Microsoft would need in order to cool the powerhouse of processing they were planning to launch.

Xbox One X Thermal Management: Finally, a Look Inside
Xbox One X Thermal Management: The Hottest News in the Game Console World

The biggest hardware news out of E3 2017 this week has been the reveal for Microsoft's Project Scorpio. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X, which boasts some immense processing power. Just for fun, we wanted to take a look at the specs Microsoft put out for it's new console and consider the Xbox One X thermal management challenges it faces.

Xbox One X Thermal Management: The Hottest News in the Game Console World
Zipper Fin Heat Sinks: An Interconnected Solution

Zippers are a really neat invention as they can uniformly connect two pieces of material into a single sheet of material. By utilizing a specialized geometry that interlocks with itself, continuous connections can be made. This makes handling a since zippered whole easier instead of maneuvering each individual piece. When we want to use a large quantity of thin fins on a heat sink, it would be a real pain to assemble each individual fin. This is where zipper fin heat sinks come in.    

Zipper Fin Heat Sinks: An Interconnected Solution
Advantages & Disadvantages of Standardizing O-Rings

When the O-Ring concept was originally developed, there was no standardization of sizes. Product designers and manufacturers would design O-ring seals specifically for their applications and machinery, meaning O-Ring suppliers would only produce specific sizes they had customers for. Very few sizes, if any, were used by more than one customer and this lack of standardization discouraged O-Ring manufacturers from producing in the most economical quantities.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Standardizing O-Rings