Thermal conductors show high thermal conductivity, low thermal resistance and capacitance

22-10-2018 | AVX | Subs & Systems

AVX has released the new ?-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) Series thermal conductors. Constructed with high-quality AlN or BeO materials, the thermal conductors afford efficient, cost-effective thermal management solutions with reliable, repeatable performance in four small EIA form factors: 0302, 0402, 0603, and 0805. Created to direct heat to thermal ground planes, heat sinks, or other points of thermal interest, help protect adjacent components from hot-spot thermal loads, and improve overall circuit reliability, the series exhibits high thermal conductivity, low thermal resistance, and capacitance so low that the devices are virtually transparent at RF/microwave frequencies.

The new conductors also provide RoHS-compliant SMT packages that are completely compatible with automated pick-and-place processing and are perfect for use between active-device and adjacent ground planes, that are between a specific contact pad and case or between contact pads. Also, ideal for direct component contacts in GaN power amplifiers, high-power RF amplifiers, filters, synthesisers, industrial computers, switch-mode power supplies, and pin and laser diodes.

"Our new Lambda-Bridge thermal conductors provide efficient, compact, and cost-effective thermal management solutions, improve overall circuit reliability, and offer an additional layer of protection for adjacent components in a wide range of RF, microwave, and power applications," said Larry Eisenberger, principal technical marketing engineer at AVX.

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