HEAT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF POWER SUPPLIES
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Thermal management is an important part of the system design process. Understanding temperature management can help improve product design and extend the life of your system. However, to ensure appropriate thermal management practices during the design process, you must first understand heat transfer and thermal impedance, as well as the three fundamental means to transfer heat energy from warm objects to cold objects. During this training, we will discuss conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer as well as how to measure temperature and airflow.
Bob has more than 40 years of experience in designing power supplies, dc-dc converters, and power systems for electronic equipment. Currently, Bob is President and Chief Engineer of Embedded Power Labs, a consulting and design services company. He also teaches a power electronics project laboratory class for Master’s degree students at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Bob has held managerial and individual contributor positions in product development, technology development, systems and applications engineering, and technical marketing. He has previously been employed by companies such as Emerson Electric, Artesyn Technologies, AT&T Power Systems/Bell Laboratories, and the Digital Equipment Corporation. Bob has a BSEE from MIT and MSEE from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado – Boulder. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Matt Furhmann is the Mechanical Engineering Manager at Astrodyne DI. He completed a Bachelor's and Masters's Degree in Engineering at Binghamton University and has been working on electronics packaging for over 10 years.