RS introduces thermal management technology solutions

Date Announced: 29 Aug 2007

-- Comprehensive range provides solutions to overheating challenge

Corby, UK –- RS Components (http://rswww.com) is pleased to announce that Thermal Management is the latest addition to its Technology Solutions line up.

The company has combined its already extensive range of thermal management products with the latest innovative devices to create one of the most comprehensive thermal management offerings now available.

Overheating is the most common cause of electronic equipment failure. The ICs and components inside electronic equipment give off heat as a by-product of power consumption when being used. As devices get smaller so their power density rises and heat dissipation requirements increase.

With the electronics industry continuing to design ever smaller and faster devices, manufacturers are constantly being challenged to find new ways to combat the problem of thermal management. Integrating an effective solution early in the design process is essential to avoid costly problems at a later stage.

The RS Thermal Management Technology Solutions range comprises over 300 products sourced from 18 market-leading manufacturers such as: National Semiconductor, ebm papst, Aavid Thermalloy, Melcor, Sanyo Denki, Analog Devices, Pfannenberg and Dallas/Maxim, (see full list below).

RS has brought together products for both PCBs and enclosures, ranging from temperature sensing, control and protection, to cooling and heating devices. The IC range comprises analogue and digital temperature sensors, controls and thermostats, system hardware monitors and fan controllers. The hardware offer includes fans and blowers, heatsinks, thermal interface accessories, temperature monitors, Peltier heat pump devices and enclosure systems such as thermostats, heaters and air conditioners (see more comprehensive list below).

These latest introductions build on the range of Technology Solutions already launched by RS, which to date includes Displays, Wireless, Solid State Lighting, Power Supplies, Single Board Computers and Human Machine Interfaces. As many of the products in these other ranges will be integrated into systems requiring some level of thermal management, the launch of this range takes RS another step closer to becoming a total systems solutions provider.

Full list of manufacturers:
Over 300 products sourced from 18 market-leading manufacturers:
• Aavid Thermalloy
• Analog Devices
• Arcolectric
• Bergquist
• Comair Rotron
• Dallas/Maxim
• ebm papst
• Malico
• Melcor
• Microchip Technology
• National Semiconductor
• NXP
• Pfannenberg
• Richco
• Sanyo Denki
• ST Microelectronics
• Sunon
• Texas Instruments

Products in the range include:

• Enclosure thermal management (air conditioners, fan heaters, thermostats and hygrostats)

• Fans (AC axial, DC axial, radial, blowers, tachometer feedback & accessories)

• Heatsinks

• Thermal interface accessories

• Temperature monitors

• Peltier devices (heat pumps, water heat exchangers, thermoelectric coolers)

• Comprehensive range of temperature control ICs (temperature sensors, analogue and digital temperature control, thermostats, system hardware monitors and fan controllers).

Customers can get more information and view the products by going online at: http://rswww.com/electronics

Contact
RS Components Tel: 01536 209174

E-mail:tracey.taylor@rswww.com

Web Site:rswww.com/electronics

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