Thermal Solutions and Systems that utilize natural or forced convection to cool devices. Includes fans, blowers, and air movers as well as passive and air-cooled heat sinks.
Air cooled thermal management solutions are the most common cooling method. They are cost effective and can be a relatively straightforward to install and maintain to extend a device’s lifetime and performance. As the most well-known and widespread manner of cooling, air cooled systems can be found across all industries and in a large percentage of electronics.
Air cooled solutions range from natural convection heat sinks to advanced air flow management systems utilizing custom fans and blowers or even synthetic jet technology. These solutions can be further augmented by incorporating two phase technologies such as heat pipes or vapor chambers for better heat spreading across the passive or forced convection heat sink base.
Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation has both design and manufacturing expertise across all heat sink technologies from basic aluminum extrusions to complicated zipper fin or die cast geometries. This experience combined with Aavid engineers’ in-depth knowledge of air moving technologies and air flow management ensures that our air-cooled systems are fully optimized and efficiently fabricated for optimized product performance, lifetime, and reliability.