Aavid must provide a mechanical chassis design that meets requirement specified from STB service provider.
Select or design a natural convection heat sink(s) for the CPU and chipset and determine the optimum location for a cost effective,inexpensive, and easily manufactured solution.
Design proper heat spreader for hard disk drive (HDD)
HD DVR Case Study
Aavid’s thermal analysis & design included:
Optimizing air ventilation in terms of percentage opening and location.
Use part of chassis for heat sinking while monitoring its touch temperature.
Optimizing internal and external thermal radiation and internal conduction. Maximize cooling performance for natural convection and select a low speed fan/blower if additional cooling is necessary.
Optimized air ventilation in terms of percentage opening and location
Designed proper heat spreader for HDD
Designed natural convection heat sinks for CPU and chipset and determined optimum location.
Allowed the client to have a reliable thermal solution for its end customer.
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