Advanced Thermal Solutions (www.qats.com) has introduced the blackDIAMOND heat sink designed for passive cooling of Intel Xeon. Made from solid anodized aluminum and void of the interfacial thermal resistances in bonded heat sinks, blackDIAMOND measures at 30 mm high by 64 mm wide by 89 mm long for CPUs used in 1U packages, including the Intel P4, and the AMD Opteron and Athlon 64. The sink weighs from 144 to 162 gm, and provides thermal resistance as low as 0.28 C/W with air velocity of 800 ft/min.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.