Category Archives: Heat Sink Design and Optimization

Why Round Pin Heat Sinks?

Traditional plate fin heat sinks require the external airflow to approach in the direction parallel to the fins. But in Read More

Why Pure Aluminum?

Pure aluminum has the highest thermal conductivity among all aluminum materials, and is the best choice for making high performance Read More

Why Elliptical Pin Heat Sinks?

Elliptical pin heat sinks perform like cross cut (rectangular pin) heat sinks. They both provide very low thermal resistance when Read More

Six Steps to Design Your Own Heat Sink

1. Determine the maximum allowed thermal resistance (θmax); 2. Determine the maximum space (width, length, height) available for the heat Read More
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