Rethinking Thermal Design: Utilizing Your Thermal Budget to Your Best Advantage

There are several budgets that engineers track during the various design phases: cost, signal integrity, noise, power. By acknowledging these constraints earlier in the design process, engineers are able to make decisions that conserve or expend budget as a tradeoff for some other benefit.

Thermal design is an essential part of designing reliable electronics systems. By considering thermal issues earlier in the design cycle, design teams can avoid creating major problems for mechanical engineers when time is short and money is tight.