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temperature test & conditioning applications

August 2016

A Breakthrough in IC Thermal Characterization


In this issue

    • Breakthrough in IC temperature characterization
    • ThermoSpot demo
    • Thermal source positioning and alignment 


ThermoSpot temperature system for IC testing

Breakthrough in Reliability of Direct Contact Systems for IC Temperature Characterization 

Proprietary technology removes a common source of
performance degradation when thermal cycling. 

Most direct contact temperature systems on the market today use thermoelectric or Peltier cooling to move the DUT to temperature. Thermoelectric (TE) modules in these systems are most reliable in applications involving relatively steady-state cooling where DC power is being applied to the module on more-or-less continuous and uniform basis. However, fatigue and degradation or failure rates of TE modules are likely to occur with large temperature changes and frequent thermal cycling. Not so with Temptronic's ThermoSpot® direct contact temperature control system. It eliminates the need for a TE module.
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ThermoSpot Direct Contact Systems -
60-second overview 

Three ThermoSpot models are designed for a wide range of DUT sizes and heat dissipation - from low to high Watt-emitting devices. For example, at -40°C the systems provide a cooling capacity of 40W, 120W, and 180W, respectively. They will also reach -55°C for MIL-STD work. Contact us about which model is right for your application.
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Free-form, x,y,z, or force control of thermal source

Positioning and Alignment of Direct Contact Temperature Probe

Isolating your device under test may involve test sockets or board soldered locations. Making good electrical contact with a thermal source may require a light touch for a small IC or a large specified force for a power device, for example. 
Ask us which accessory you need for accurate alignment and
secure contact with your DUT. Call +1 781.688.2300 or 

 Read more about ThermoSpot, download data sheet >   


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