Thermal Management Solutions: How Hot is Too Hot?
Power supply engineers have access to more powerful thermal simulation tools than ever before. Finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics can provide highly accurate predictions for even very complex thermal management solutions. However, these new capabilities fail to answer the most critical question: How hot is too hot?
In this whitepaper, you will learn the most temperature sensitive components in power supply design, discuss how temperature induces degradation in these components, and what existing knowledge is available to allow the designer to make physics-based decisions on how hot is too hot.