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Advantages of Pre-Applied Thermal Interface Material for Power Modules


There are various interconnection options for all standard power modules—solder or press-fit pins, a selection of pre-applied thermal interface materials, and much more. The latter option, the thermal interface material or TIM for short, is rather important as it can have a—pardon the pun—thermal impact on the module’s thermal behavior since it has a huge influence on the heat transfer from the power module to the heat sink.

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