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Boyd: Heat Sinks

Different types, integrations, customizations and more

Over several decades, Boyd has built the world’s largest portfolio of heat sinks and thermal management technologies which includes a wide range of heat sinks.

Their experience and knowledge allowed them to develop a Heat Sink Reference Guide to help you find the right heat sink solution. This article covers the most popular passive heat sink types, integrations, customizations and how to choose the right fabrication and fin type for your application.

Choosing the correct heat sink is essential to optimized cooling, with higher performance in more compact geometries at the correct price point. The quick reference guide will help you to decide where to begin in building and choosing your heat sinks.

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Heat Sinks: More Info

Heat sinks are essential components in electronic and mechanical systems designed to dissipate excess heat generated by various electronic devices, such as CPUs, GPUs, transistors, and power amplifiers. Their primary purpose is to efficiently transfer and disperse heat away from these components, preventing overheating and ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Heat sinks are typically made of thermally conductive materials like aluminum or copper and feature a design with fins or other structures to increase their surface area, enhancing heat dissipation through conduction, convection, and radiation. By maintaining proper temperature levels, heat sinks play a crucial role in extending the lifespan of electronic components and maintaining the efficiency of a wide range of applications, from computers and smartphones to industrial machinery and automotive systems.