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Design for Longevity in Your Power LED Products



In a highly competitive and fast-paced market, manufacturers need to make sure that their LEDs offer the best combination of brightness and longevity. When a typical LED design is being made obsolete in less than 12 months, how can you add product innovations into your designs and speed your time to market?

This online seminar can help you solve that puzzle.

Mentor Graphics, the clear market and technology leader of thermal analysis simulation software for the electronics industry, is pleased to host this short 60-minute technical discussion about the main issues relating to thermal management of power LEDs from a product perspective. Because effective thermal management is the key to achieving long-term product reliability, you can’t afford to miss this discussion.

In all likelihood, your competitors are using simulation to make their LEDs better. Shouldn’t you too?

What You Will Learn

  • The most important thermal design challenges for LEDs and why they affect longevity
  • How thermal simulation can help you create more robust designs
  • How to use automatic design optimization tools to build longevity and cost-effectiveness into your designs
  • How to introduce better products in a fast-paced and highly competitive market -- faster


About the Presenters

Presenter Image Dr. John Parry

Dr. John Parry, CEng. joined Mentor Graphics’ Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) in 1989 as the head of the Customer Services department. After four years, John moved to the Research department and he has been managing the division’s research activities since 1997.

Having published many technical papers over the years, John’s technical contributions include the development of compact thermal models for fans, heat sinks and chip packages. He is also a subject-matter expert in the application of Design of Experiment and optimization techniques.

John serves on several conference committees. He was the General Chair of SEMI-THERM 21 and currently represents the Mechanical Analysis Division in the JEDEC committee on thermal standards.

Presenter Image Paul Rose

Paul achieved his Mechanical Engineering Degree from The City University in 1987. Paul has spent the last 15 years working for Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) specializing in the application of CFD to the design of the built environment and electronic equipment. Prior to this he worked for the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) in a role that covered both physically and numerical modeling.

Currently, Paul is a Senior Application Engineer in the engineering team of Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division, training and supporting the user base to enhance the accessibility of thermal analysis to the engineering designer. Over these many years he has gained significant experience, not only in the use of software, but also of the general design processes and the best way to apply CFD techniques to real world problems encountered by engineers’ everyday.

Who Should View

  • Designers using LEDs for the first time will learn how to take a holistic approach to thermal design by understanding the factors affecting the heat flow path from the LED junction through to the ambient.
  • Experienced designers will learn how to improve the lifetime of their products through improved thermal design, by using simulation to optimize the performance of key parts of the product.

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