Thermal Analysis without getting your fingers burnt


Ian Clark, Product Line Director, Mentor, A Siemens Business

It is an undeniable fact that electronic devices get hot.

Insufficient thermal management can result in, poor reliability, increased product costs especially in today’s high-performance devices where components are densely packed into ever-smaller enclosures. Proper thermal analysis of the entire design space is essential to delivering on-time, on-budget, reliable electronic products.

Accurate and reliable thermal simulation was, not long ago, the exclusive domain of analysis specialists but is now available to the mainstream designer. CFD has been democratized.


  1. How accurate and reliable thermal analysis can be part of a design engineers daily routine
  2. The importance of collaboration between electronic and mechanical design
  3. How thermal analysis has been used in a variety of customer applications
  4. How not to get your fingers burnt