Aavid’s embedded heat pipe heat sink solutions produce excellent spreading of heat along the length of heat pipes embedded within a heat sink.
Incorporating two-phase heat transfer principles means more efficient cooling. Heat pipes
remove “hot spots” from the heat sink base, sending the heat across the heat sink base and maximizing airside fin efficiency. Aavid’s rugged, reliable heat spreaders protect critical electronic components on the new Zumwalt class (DDG-1000) Navy destroyers.
Designers also get high-heat flux heat dissipation capability of greater than 300 W/cm2 with Aavid’s sintered powder wick structures. Aavid’s embedded heat pipes can offer a thermal performance improvement of up to 20% compared with typical aluminum or copper base spreaders particularly in applications like electronics or computers, where the heat source is small relative to the area for fins. Thermal architects have more flexibility because embedded heat pipes don’t require changing the geometry of the heat sink.