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Technology company Laird expands its product line to protect critical electronic devices

Global technology company Laird has expanded its thermoelectric module product family to protect critical electronic devices in emerging applications found in high temperature environments.

This typically occurs in outdoor environments where heat generated from surrounding electronics exceeds the temperature of sensitive electronics with maximum operating temperatures of 60-70°C.

The HiTemp ET Series delivers spot cooling to ensure the maximum temperature of a device is not exceeded in ambient environments greater than its maximum operating temperature.

The series launch includes 53 models for engineers to choose from with a wide range of heat pumping capacities, geometric form factors and various input voltages.

Laird’s enhanced thermoelectric module construction prevents copper diffusion, which commonly occurs for standard grade thermoelectric modules in higher temperature environments.

The product series maintains a high coefficient of performance to allow for maximum heat rejection into air environment even with poor heat sinking.

Many sensitive devices, such as lasers, are designed into autonomous systems for collision avoidance in vehicles and drones.

Digital light processors are used in 3D machine vision, advanced lighting systems and projectors that may also require cooling in outdoor environments where ambient temperatures exceed its maximum operating temperature condition.

Laird’s Thermal Systems business senior vice president Anders Kottenauer said depending on the application, active cooling could be required to maintain temperatures of sensitive electronics below their maximum operating temperature.

“The HiTemp ET Series is a preferred cooling method due to its proprietary construction that has shown to not degrade in this environment,” said Kottenauer.

Laird focuses on providing systems, components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity in mission critical systems through wireless applications and antenna systems.

Products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including connected transport, connected industry, connected medical, computing and mobile device markets.

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