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May 2011

Instrument Simultaneously Measures and Records Temperature, Velocity and Pressure

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A new thermal analysis system precisely and simultaneously measures the temperatures of solid materials and the surrounding air, as well as tracking air velocity and air pressure at multiple points to comprehensively profile heat sinks, components and PCBs. The iQ-200 from Advanced Thermal Solutions simultaneously captures data from up to 12 J-type thermocouples, 16 air temperature/velocity sensors and 4 differential pressure sensors.

The thermocouples provide surface area temperature measurements on heat sinks, components, housing parts and other locations to track heat flow or detect hot spots. Temperature data is recorded from -40° to 750°C. Air temperature and velocity are measured by up to 16 low profile ATS candlestick sensors, which can be placed throughout a system. Air temperature is tracked from 20° to 65°C and air velocity is measured from 0 to 6 m/s (1200 ft/min). The differential transducers capture pressure drop data along circuit cards, assemblies and orifice plates. Pressure measurements are taken from 0 to 0.15 psi (0 to 1,034 Pa).

The iQ-200 system comes preloaded with user-friendly iSTAGE application software, which manages the incoming data from multiple sensing devices, and provides graphic presentation on monitors and documents. The iQ-200 connects via USB to any conventional PC for convenient data management, storage and sharing. The iQ-200 can be factory modified at ATS to measure higher airflows, up to 50 M/s (10,000 ft/min) and air temperatures to 85°C. List price is $24,500, including 12 J-type thermocouples, 16 candlestick sensors and 4 differential pressure sensors

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA. (781) 769-2800. [www.qats.com].