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Flomerics Adds Thermal Models of Sunon “Mighty Mini” Fans to SmartParts3D Website


Flomerics Adds Thermal Models of Sunon "Mighty Mini" Fans to SmartParts3D Website

July 2007

Flomerics has added thermal models of Sunon's "Mighty Mini" fans and blowers to its SmartParts3D website (www.smartparts3d.com). Engineers can streamline the thermal design process by downloading these new models and incorporating them into thermal simulations. This approach is more accurate than making rough estimates from a paper chart because SmartParts3D models have the exact point-by-point values of the fan curve. "Many of our customers are already saving time and money by downloading pre-built thermal models of our products for use in their systems models," said Eline Roussel, Marketing Manager for Sunon Europe, Fresnes, France. "By providing SmartParts3D models of the world's smallest fans we are supporting engineers who are designing a new generation of mobile devices that are dramatically changing global lifestyles."

Mighty Mini Fans measure only 8 x 8 x 5 mm and 9 x 9 x 3 mm so they can provide cross airflow in micro-sized chassis used in mobile devices. These products meet the heat dissipation requirements of next-generation personal digital assistants (PDAs), smart phones, global positioning system (GPS) devices and hand-held computers. Sunon's Mighty Mini fans use a MagLev system incorporating Vapo bearings, which virtually eliminate friction by using magnetic attraction to position the shaft without the need for physical contact with the housing. MagLev fans have low noise, withstand high temperatures, and have a long life span. Sunon has sold over 100 million MagLev fans.

In addition to Sunon, Alpha Novatech, Bergquist, Brady, Chomerics, Comair Rotron, Delta, Dow Corning, EBM Industries, ETRI, Honeywell Electronic Materials, HS Marston Aerospace, JMC Products, Mechatronics Fan Group, Micronel, NMB Technologies, Papst, Philips Semiconductors, Thermagon, ThermalWorks, Universal Air Filters, YS Tech, and many other companies have contributed data to the SmartParts3D library, located at www.SmartParts3D.com. The library is searchable by part family, description, manufacturer, model number, and performance criteria. Models can be downloaded from the website and imported into FloTHERM, which has become the standard tool for design and optimization of cooling systems for electronics equipment with a user base twice that of all competitors combined.

FloTHERM software from Flomerics reduces the time and skill required to simulate complicated electronics cooling problems, because it is specially designed for electronic cooling applications. FloTHERM provides tools that allow users to assemble models from libraries, avoiding the need to create them from scratch. It provides an abundant supply of thermal model libraries for existing components. FloTHERM provides an environment that enables fast, automated design studies. Automated gridding and distributed processing across networks streamlines the process of evaluating multiple iterations to optimize the design. In conjunction with other Flomerics products, FloTHERM makes it possible to address other interrelated performance issues such as electromagnetic compatibility, reliability and stress in a concurrent fashion.

For more information, visit the SmartParts3D website at www.smartparts3d.com

For further information, please contact:

Nazita Saye
Head of Marketing
Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis, UK
81 Bridge Road
Hampton Court
Surrey, KT8 9HH
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8487 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 3001

 
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