10 Tips for Streamlining PCB Thermal Design... A High-Level ‘How To’ Guide
Many aspects of a PCB's performance are determined during detailed design, e.g. making a trace a specific length for timing reasons. Timing issues are also affected by temperature differences between components. Thermal issues with the PCB design are largely 'locked in' during the component (i.e. chip package) selection and layout phases.
This 9 page white paper provides an overview of the key considerations in PCB Thermal Design and discusses the top-down approach starting at the system or enclosure level in order to understand the flow environment for electronics.
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