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Byron Blackmore, product manager for electronics cooling at Mentor, will present the benefits of the new features in FloTHERM v12 in a webinar scheduled on September 21, 2017.
The webinar will feature the new functionality of FloTHERM, including a new and improved Command Center, and ho these new features can help increase your productivity. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
You will also learn how to:
- Easily create, solve, and analyse model variants to fully explore and improve the thermal design.
- Copy/Paste data exchange with external tools, makes interaction and report generation quicker.
- Support for Phase Change Materials (PCM). Encapsulated PCMs have become a common thermal solution for consumer applications, and have been difficult to simulate in the past. FloTHERM now accepts latent heat and melt temperature as inputs and utilizes these values automatically in transient applications. The impact of PCMs on component and touch temperatures can now be fully explored and optimized in FloTHERM.
Jade Bridges, Electrolube
Thermal management materials are designed to prolong equipment life and reduce incidences of failure. They also maintain equipment performance parameters and reduce energy consumption by reducing operating temperatures, and minimising the risk of damage to surrounding components. Indirectly, they maintain brand reputation, as the reliability of the equipment will be very dependent upon the effectiveness of the thermal management technique used.
Douglas G. Brooks, PhD
Two years ago I entered into a collaboration with Dr. Johannes Adam, from Leimen Germany. Johannes has written a software simulation tool called Thermal Risk Management (TRM). We used it to look at the thermal characteristics of PCB traces under a variety of conditions, and it is hard for me to contain my excitement and enthusiasm for what it does and what we learned about traces using it. Our collaboration resulted in the publication of numerous articles and a book. In this article, I’ll talk about some of the capabilities of TRM that really caught my attention.
Gabriel Ciobanu, Continental Corp., and Boris Marovic, Mentor Graphics
Continental's automobile engineers have years of experience building critical parts and systems for automobiles. Making sure that automotive electronics are reliable, safe, and properly designed begins at the component level. Heat must be addressed early in the design process for these goals to be achieved. The most important thermal resistance for heat, outside the IC package, is the PCB.