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Effective Package for Cooling with Current Fan Technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116463D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Buller, ML: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Current packaging designs for personal and workstation computers require cooling for their electronics. This is generally accomplished by placing a fan in the system to provide forced air over the components. Systems use the external chassis for mounting the fan which creates acoustics problems and provides very general airflow around the components.

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Effective Package for Cooling with Current Fan Technology

      Current packaging designs for personal and workstation
computers require cooling for their electronics.  This is generally
accomplished by placing a fan in the system to provide forced air
over the components.  Systems use the external chassis for mounting
the fan which creates acoustics problems and provides very general
airflow around the components.

      It is proposed that a fan, powered by the output of an energy
converter whose input is heat generated by the systems components, be
situated as part of the internal workings of the computer.  Thus, the
acoustics generation of the fan would be dampened by the computer's
enclosure, while allowing precise cooling of the componentry.  An
example of the concept is shown in the Figure.