Thermal Management Strategies for Embedded Electronic Components of Wearable Computers

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Eric Egan, Cristina H. Amon

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

J. Electron. Packag 122(2), 98-106 (Sep 15, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483140 History: Received June 02, 1999; Revised September 15, 1999
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VuMan3R wearable computer with embedded electronics: (a) photograph with heads-up display, (b) solid model
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Embedded electronic artifact: (a) side view, (b) plane view
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FEM conduction-only model showing 1/4 cross section of embedded electronic artifact
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Designation of effective heat transfer coefficients for heat spreader
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Transient temperature rise of embedded component for empty cavity and bimaterial models with kinner=2.0;kouter=0.25 W/m K
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Thermal resistance network of bimaterial embedded electronic artifact
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Temperature profile of VuMan3R indicating the location of the processor, PLD, Eprom, and SRAM components



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