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Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know about Cooling Electronics Is Wrong

Tony Kordyban
Tony Kordyban
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Finding the junction temperature is the key to everything. But it turns out that the only way of calculating it is based on ancient mythology instead of physics. “But all legends have some basis in fact,” as Captain Kirk says, so maybe you just stick with the myth until something better comes along. Lessons: Conduction; definition of the thermal resistance between junction and case.

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