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Thermal management: the life of your power conversion system depends on it

Posted by Dave Zendzian on Jan 3, 2014 2:08:00 PM

There is no doubt that operating environment has a major effect on the life and reliability of electronic assemblies.  Power electronics in particular are perhaps most susceptible to life and reliability degradation, as there are usually several components within the system whose losses all conspire to raise the operating temperature.  Losses include switching and conduction losses in semiconductor devices as well as losses in passive components such as magnetics, filter damping resistors, and bus bars. 

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Topics: thermal management