It’s been a while since I posted on the BBQ. It’s not laziness per se, rather a combination of laziness and working on simulating the BBQ.
This is just a quick post to point out a recent article in Electronic Design Magazine on the link between thermal management and product reliability which you can find here.
Traditionally companies have sought to improve product reliability by reducing steady-state temperature. Within the range of interest most component failure mechanisms are not driven by steady-state temperature. Hopefully the article will help explain why good thermal design is important and how it can improve overall product reliability.
As always, I’d be interested in your comments on the article, so feel free to post.