With today’s high-powered semiconductors and insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules, air cooling is often an inadequate method of preventing a costly thermal breakdown. For cooling high-powered electronics, IGBT modules, lasers, wind turbines, motor devices, automotive components or medical equipment, engineers are looking to liquid cooling solutions and cold plates are a preferred method for supplying localized cooling to high power electronics.
By transferring heat from the device to a liquid that flows to a remote heat exchanger, the heat dissipates into either the ambient air or to another liquid in a secondary cooling system. Advanced Thermal Systems' (ATS) new ATS-CP series of IGBT Liquid Cold Plate Heat Exchangers provide high thermal performance because of their mini-channel fin design. The internal, mini-channel fin structure enhances the surface area to maximize heat transfer with low-pressure drop characteristics and provides uniform cold plate surface temperature.
The ATS-CP series of cold plates, at a flow rate of 4 L/min, can transfer 1 kW of heat between 5.0° C to 7.0° C temperature difference between the cold plate base and inlet fluid temperature, depending on the model. This process improves thermal performance by more than 30% as compared to commercially available cold plates.
Customization is also available. ATS can design cold plates to meet size restrictions and manufacture cold plates to connect with a variety of components. The ATS Cold Plates are compatible with industry accepted coolants; for coolant with particles, #60 filters or finer are offered.
New Yorker Electronics is a franchised distributor for ATS and carries its full line of high-performance heat sinks and heat sink tools and attachments, closed and open loop wind tunnels and controllers, round and flat heat pipes, advanced fan trays, liquid cooling: flow meters, leak detectors, chillers and heat exchangers, thermoelectric cooler assembly and modules, and next-gen test instruments such as temperature and velocity measurement, pressure measurement, surface thermography and other specialty instruments.