Thermal Bridge

Superior Thermal Performance and Durability

Our unique thermal bridge technology provides up to 2x better thermal resistance over traditional thermal technologies such as gap pads or thermal pads. This solution was developed as customers seek ways to dissipate more heat associated with increasing system power requirements, specifically in fixed cooling applications with restricted airflow, liquid cooling or cold plates.

Product Features

Thermal Bridge

 

  • Up to 2x better thermal resistance over most traditional thermal technologies​
  • Near-zero plate gap in the thermal bridge construction for optimized compression and thermal transfer​
  • Optimized for applications using cold plates with liquid cooling or heat pipes, ganged heatsinks or direct chassis conduction applications with little to no airflow​
  • Consistent, long-lasting thermal performance with an elastic compression design that is resistant to set and relaxation over time
  • Low and consistent compression force between cold plate and I/O plug​
  • Lasts longer than traditional thermal technologies to reduce component replacements needed during servicing​

 

 

Thermal Bridge Heatsink
Thermal Bridge

Select Applications

Thermal Bridge

  • High Performance Computing (HPC)​
  • Ethernet Switches​
  • 5G/Wireless​
  • Servers​
  • Ethernet SP Routing
  1. DesignCon 2019: QSFP-DD Thermal Bridge

Click the video to watch our Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) compressible thermal bridge demo presenting a new technology for efficiently transferring heat across a gap of variable size, while controlling the force applied to surrounding components. The demo displays bridge and interface thermal resistances in real time, while allowing adjustment of the bridge height as heat is transferred between a pluggable module and heat sink.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What are the best applications for using thermal bridge technology?

A: This solution was developed to dissipate heat in applications that use cold plates with liquid cooling or heat pipes, ganged heatsinks or direct chassis conduction applications with little to no airflow. It is a mechanical alternative to the traditional gap pad or thermal interface material (TIM).

 

Q: How does the thermal bridge technology work?

A: Our new, innovative thermal bridge technology replaces the traditional gap pad or thermal interface material (TIM) with integrated mechanical springs to provide interface force and 1.0mm of compression travel. This interleaved series of parallel plates allows heat to pass from the I/O module to the cooling area.

 

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