Integrated Analog Chat, June 25

On Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET, we will be having another chat. The topic is “Analog integration is increasing: How can we best get the heat out?” This discussion will be based on a recent blog by Steve Taranovich, (Synthetic) Diamonds Are a Designer’s Best Friend.

With more and more functionality being packed onto ICs, power dissipation increases, and with that, the die temperature rises. New methods are being developed to pull the heat out. Among the most promising is the use of a synthetic diamond material.

We'll discuss the physics of heat conduction just a bit and then look at the details of the new technology.

We will be inviting industry experts from Element Six (synthetic diamond), Thermalloy (heat sinks), JEDEC (standards), Vicor (a unique IC thermal design), and a thermoelectric cooler supplier. As we get confirmations of our invited guests we will post updates.

The chat (similar to using an instant messaging system but in this case browser-based) will start at 2:00 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, June 25.

All you have to do is click here at the appropriate time to join the discussion. If you aren't already registered on Planet Analog, register in advance to speed things up. Registration just takes a few minutes. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Bring your questions and comments.

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4 comments on “Integrated Analog Chat, June 25

    June 11, 2013

    Look forward to this one.

    As for heat dissipation, there is copper usage to help pull heat out to the leadframe of the package – internall solution.

    External solution — I was involved with one custom IC that dissipated 12W in a 0.25″ square (or there abouts). With over 10 of these on a board, there was quite a bit of heat that needed to be dissipated. Solution ended up being a heatsink attached on top of all the BGA die and using a fluid to pull heat out.

  2. Brad Albing
    June 11, 2013

    Thanks Derek – looking forward to a good discussion.

  3. bjcoppa
    June 13, 2013

    Hoping to finally join in one of these sessions. Great chance to communicate on a whole new level. Other related blog sites are utilizing this forum more regularly. Good luck to all involved. 

  4. goafrit2
    June 25, 2013

    It is time, let us get started

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