April 28, 2016
Review: IMS pool - PCBs with optimal heat conduction
Some components can generate considerable heat. Just think of voltage regulators, the beefier types of CPU and microcontroller, MOSFETs carrying a lot of current, but also devices like power LEDs. To get rid of the heat, heatsinks and large copper surface areas are generally employed. Sadly that's not always feasible and sometimes a copper area is insufficient to adequately dissipate the generated heat. Particularly with components in SMD packages that's often the case. In those situations (but also for those occasions where a very robust PCB is required, for example in the automotive sector) the IMS pool from Eurocircuits offers a solution for prototypes and small production quantities.