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Heat and temperature effects

See index of topics below

Heating of electronics should be taken very seriously. Bad designs have started their fair share of fires. Remember there's people who'll have to clean up your mistakes. Do your best not to ruin their day!

This is a page ties together a lot of information on temperature measurements, heating analysis, etc.

Heat is the enemy of electronics, as evidenced by many of the pictures in the Microwave Mortuary. But heat is a love/hate relationship in microwaves, as you know microwaves are used for heating applications. There are microwave tubes that require heat to operate, and there are oscillators that have to be oven controlled to stabilize. Heat is an important part of microwave engineering. 

Here's a list of our heat topics:

Microwave auditory effect (new for November 2018)

Fourier's Law (New for June 2016)

Modeling temperature effects on S-parameters

Temperature coefficient of resistance

Temperature sensors

Thermocouples

Thermistors

RTDs

Current source transducers

Infrared transducers

Change-of-state devices

Thermodynamics, laws of

Thermal analysis

Steady-state heat analysis

Transient analysis

Reliability

Heating with microwaves

Microwave toilet

Thermo-electric coolers

Microwave tubes

Magnetrons

TWTs

Thermal expansion

Low-expansion alloys

Thermal conductivity

Cryogenics

High-temperature superconductors

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