With systems design becoming more powerful and generating more heat than ever before, a proper thermal design is crucial for product reliability and performance. The thermal and flow expertise at the Center for Airflow and Thermal Technologies (CATT) will provides designers with efficient and reliable thermal designs, allowing the them to focus on other key aspects of product development. Degree Controls Inc., Milford, N.H., has created the center to provide thermal management and validation services such as thermal analysis and design, verification, compliance testing and heat sink design.

Examples of CATT projects include determination of airflow and temperature requirements within an electronics enclosure, selection and placement of fans, board design and layout for optimal cooling, investigation of thermal failure scenarios, and data center thermal analysis.

CATT's toolbox includes CFD modeling software, thermal imaging cameras, multipoint airflow measurement equipment and wind tunnels. It will focus on system-, board- and component-level electronics cooling. Once the design is complete, CATT's services include validation testing and compliance testing to meet industry standards such as UL, CE and NEBS.

For more information, contact Degree Controls at (603) 672-8900 or visit www.degreec.com/ct_pd_catt.htm.