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ice:pcb_mechanics [2014/07/02 11:23]
jtshugrue [PCB Dimensions]
ice:pcb_mechanics [2014/07/30 18:37] (current)
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 ===== Thermal Management ===== ===== Thermal Management =====
-Each PCB exposes up to 4 copper tabs to conduct heat out from power dissipating components to an external heat sink. The copper tabs are not electrically isolated, so electrical isolation is **required** at the interface between the heatsink and copper tab. Failure to isolate these tabs will result in malfunction of the ICE module. For electrical isolation with good thermal conductivity,​ [[http://​www.bergquistcompany.com/​thermal_materials/​sil-pad.htm|Sil-Pad]] can be used. Sil-Pad requires a certain amount of pressure to ensure good thermal conductivity,​ so a clamp mechanism should be applied to the copper tabs. In the <imgref stackup3>,​ the Sil-Pad is shown in pink. In the [[ice:​enclosure|ICE Platform]] enclosure, a wedge-based clamping system is used. The mechanics and dimensions of this are detailed below+Each PCB exposes up to 4 copper tabs to conduct heat out from power dissipating components to an external heat sink. The copper tabs are not electrically isolated, so electrical isolation is **required** at the interface between the heatsink and copper tab. Failure to isolate these tabs will result in malfunction of the ICE module. For electrical isolation with good thermal conductivity,​ [[http://​www.bergquistcompany.com/​thermal_materials/​sil-pad.htm|Sil-Pad]] can be used. Sil-Pad requires a certain amount of pressure to ensure good thermal conductivity,​ so a clamp mechanism should be applied to the copper tabs. In the <imgref singlePCB>​ and <imgref stackup3>,​ the Sil-Pad is shown in pink. In the [[ice:​enclosure|ICE Platform]] enclosure, a wedge-based clamping system is used. The mechanics and dimensions of this are detailed below
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 The copper tabs **must** be electrically isolated from the heatsink. For electrical isolation with good thermal conductivity,​ [[http://​www.bergquistcompany.com/​thermal_materials/​sil-pad.htm|Sil-Pad]] can be used. The copper tabs **must** be electrically isolated from the heatsink. For electrical isolation with good thermal conductivity,​ [[http://​www.bergquistcompany.com/​thermal_materials/​sil-pad.htm|Sil-Pad]] can be used.
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