TEN TECH Thinks Inside the Box to Create Innovative Single-Board Computer Packaging
We looked at existing aluminum packages — full blocks of machined aluminum that weigh around 3 pounds. We wondered if we could eliminate 2 pounds by creating a lattice structure that would provide the same stiffness and thermal performance, while remaining modular, removeable and replaceable. Using Ansys Discovery Live, we were able to explore this idea and get answers to our what-ifs in 30 seconds, instead of wasting weeks of work time. Sometimes, the answers weren’t the ones we wanted, and other times they were completely, and wonderfully, unexpected. On occasion, we also rearranged board components to correct overheating or excessive stress identified by Discovery Live.