RS Components have announced that thermal management is the latest addition to their technology solutions line up. RS Components have combined their extensive range of thermal management products with the latest innovative devices to create comprehensive thermal management offerings now available.
Overheating is the most common cause of electronic equipment failure. The ICs and components inside electronic equipment give off heat as a by-product of power consumption when being used. As devices get smaller so their power density rises and heat dissipation requirements increase.
With the electronics industry continuing to design ever smaller and faster devices, manufacturers are constantly being challenged to find new ways to combat the problem of thermal management. Integrating an effective solution early in the design process is essential to avoid costly problems at a later stage.
RS Components’ thermal management technology solutions range comprises over 300 products sourced from 18 manufacturers including National Semiconductor, ebm papst, Aavid Thermalloy, Melcor, Sanyo Denki, Analog Devices, Pfannenberg and Dallas/Maxim.
RS Components have brought together products for both PCBs and enclosures, ranging from temperature sensing, control and protection, to cooling and heating devices. The IC range comprises analogue and digital temperature sensors, controls and thermostats, system hardware monitors and fan controllers. The hardware offer includes fans and blowers, heatsinks, thermal interface accessories, temperature monitors, Peltier heat pump devices and enclosure systems such as thermostats, heaters and air conditioners.
These latest introductions build on the range of technology solutions already launched by RS Components, which to date includes displays, wireless, solid state lighting, power supplies, single board computers and human machine interfaces. Many of the products in these other ranges will be integrated into systems requiring some level of thermal management.