The thermal needs of the medical industry are amongst the most varied and challenging. Medical systems continue to become both smaller and lighter for portability while others increase power demand and reliability requirements. Some of the key considerations within the medical industry are; the use of passive solutions for use in sealed units reducing contamination in clean areas, use of heat pipes for improved heat spreading and the use of liquid cooling loops (pumped systems) in higher power applications.
Thermal applications within the military and aerospace markets are among the most challenging due to the extreme environmental conditions encountered. The balance of the size, weight and power requirements of electronic equipment in these fields pose even more challenges. Consideration of the thermal issues during the design phase is therefore paramount as custom solutions are usually required to meet the exacting demands of these market applications.
Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits are found in every contemporary electrical device that sustains and bolsters the global economy. The semiconductor stands as the foundation behind every aspect of our lives within mobile phones, computing, gaming stations, memory devices, automotive hardware and beyond. The pass or fail of any single semiconductor or graduated integrated circuits efficiently occurs with the use of highly engineered test systems. These multiple-role systems not only provide basic diagnostic testing but also issue "burn-in" events to the target devices. As a result both the Testing Base Module and the associated test "heads" (where diagnostics are executed) require cooling solutions.