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Thermal Analysis of a Low Noise Amplifier 0

Thermal Analysis of a Low Noise Amplifier

LNA Design Series – part 13 From RF Design HQ It is time to make sure that all transistors are going to operate reliably at maximum temperatures.  For this analysis you can use Avago’s AppCAD Design...

General aspects on fan selection and layout 0

General aspects on fan selection and layout

By Dr. Ing. Walter Angelis Introduction and Description of Fan Types Small ventilators are generally called fans. Depending on the geometrical design of the impeller, various constructional types are distinguished to indicate the main...

Thermal Resistance 0

Thermal Resistance

INTRODUCTION Generally, the life of a device would decrease to half, and the failure rate would double whenever Junction Temperature, Tj, goes up by 10°C. Moreover, when Tj exceeds 175°C, a device has the...

Thermal Characterization of IC Packages 0

Thermal Characterization of IC Packages

Abstract: Thermal characterization of packages is critical for the performance and reliability of IC applications. This article describes the standard thermal package properties: thermal resistance (known as “theta” or Θ), ΘJA, ΘJC, and ΘCA. Thermal...