LEDs and Lighting
Lighting products are undergoing a revolution in technology with conventional lighting rapidly being replaced with solid-state solutions, with the promise of higher efficiency and greater reliability. Solid-state lighting brings with it a significant thermal challenge, as light output and long-term reliability both decrease with temperature - a particular problem for replacement products for existing luminaires.
LED Integrators to Simulate 3D Models
Mentor’s thermal design software and characterization hardware provides a complete solution to the thermal design and testing of solid-state lighting components and products.
Our thermal software embedded in mechanical CAD allows LED integrators to simulate 3D models of whole luminaires in the actual operating environment, providing a complete understanding of the product’s performance. Plus, it allows LED vendors to build validated detailed models of their parts that is backed up by measurement hardware that provides full thermal, radiometric and photometric characterization.
FloTHERM® is a powerful 3D computational fluid dynamics software that predicts airflow and heat transfer in and around electronic equipment, including the coupled effects of conduction, convection and radiation.
FloTHERM XT is an industry unique thermal simulation solution designed to be used during all stages of the electronics design process – from conceptual design to manufacturing, improving product quality, reliability and time-to-market.
Award winning FloEFD. Embedded into major MCAD systems, FloEFD is a full-featured 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis simulation tool to help Design Engineers optimize product design and speed up their workflow. Better products, faster.
MicReD’s flagship product, T3Ster®, is an advanced transient temperature measurement system which enables rapid and extremely accurate thermal characterization of semiconductor device packages or even complete electronic systems. A scalable solution, it offers the best price/performance ratio in the market.
T3Ster® TeraLED® is a specialist solution for obtaining highly accurate measurements for power LEDs. It offers combined thermal and radiometric/photometric characterization of high-power LEDs, either in combination with T3Ster or as a stand-alone system.
Projector lamps need to be fairly reliable and hard working – they tend to be on for long periods of time. Unfortunately, they produce a fair amount of heat as well. Therefore, ensuring adequate cooling is of utmost importance.
Recently a design engineer needed to improve his concept for a projector lamp. He used FloEFD to calculate the temperature distribution and optimize the airflow. Conducting what-if analysis to optimize the airflow is extremely easy with FloEFD. Users simply modify the geometry and without having to reapply loads or boundary conditions and re-run the analysis.
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