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Thermal Management

Thermal Management refers to the use of one or a combination of various materials to transmit heat away from the components or operating area of a PCB to less critical areas, such as a metal heatsink / backing, aluminum core, metal core, copper or other metallic core, or heavy copper plane layer.

The need for thermal management seems to have started in military applications, but its use is becoming widespread in power and light emitting diode, or LED PCB applications.

Common Issues

Heatsinks, MCPCB, and Aluminum LED Circuit Boards
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Multilayer Mounted to Al Core (click image for more)
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