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COOLING METHOD FOR ADJACENT CIRCUIT CARDS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009539D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-30

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Mark Summers

Abstract

Fans have long been used to cool electronic components in enclosures. Unfortunately as minia- turization of electronic systems, such as computers and communication equipment, continues the ther- mal problem of getting the heat out of tightly spaced circuit cards. This paper discusses a novel approach to removing heat from adjacent circuit cards when no other means of spot cooling is avail- able and rewiring the cabinet to add more cabinet flushing fans is deemed non-cost effective.