Handling the Heat: Materials Make the Difference (.PDF Download)

Thermal management can be an important step in achieving a long operating lifetime for the circuits and devices in a defense electronics system. Active devices such as power transistors and laser diodes are never 100% efficient, which means some amount of power applied to these devices will be converted to heat. The lower the efficiency, the more heat is generated for a given amount of applied power.

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