The Electronics Cooling Metaphorical Drinking Game – Part Deux

With Semi-Therm 31 just a week away I thought it would be a good time…

Mentor Graphics at Semi-Therm 31 – ‘Dolly the Heatsink’ and much more

Semi-Therm, the world’s largest dedicated electronics thermal conference, will take place between March 15-19 at…

Engineering Love

It’s National Engineer’s Week in the US this week. A similar event takes place in…

3D Thermal Simulation of 2D Images, a Valentine’s Love Story.

A full 3D thermal simulation of an electronic system requires, not surprisingly, a 3D geometric…

Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 3: Cool-down

Horror vacui, Natura abhorret vacuum, Resintenza del vacuo; from Aristotle to Galileo, it has long…

Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 2: Warm-up

Sure, most modern homes have much more advanced water heating systems than a big tank…

Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 1: Pun Intended

Human technical prowess relies heavily on the conversion of energy from one form to another,…

If You’re Going to Lose it, You Might as Well Use it!

A lot of engineering involves the management of energies, converting them from one form to…

Thermal Bottlenecks. This is Hot, This is Why.

There are 475,000 Google search hits for ‘thermal bottleneck’. It’s a well recognised phrase playing…