Aavid Thermal Management Solutions

Aavid Standard and Custom Cooling Solutions


Aavid, Board Level cooling

Board Level Cooling

Ensure that you find the right solution to fit your board requirements, power loads and applications. Aavid offers the widest variety of heat sink options for PCBs. Aavid Board level heat sinks range in styles, sizes, and mounting types and are available for all semiconductor package types.

Mounting options include:

  • Clip attach, both standard clips and Aavid’s patented Max Clip System™ to eliminate mounting hardware
  • Traditional small extrusions with solderable pins – available for clip or mounting hardware
  • Solderable stamped heat sinks for SMT devices
  • Optional solderable tabs, screws or nuts

Max Clip System™

Aavid, Max Clip System

The Aavid Max Clip™ System is a high performance, low cost thermal solution for discrete power semiconductors. These easy-to-use, robust attachments save on labor and hardware costs and increase design flexibility as they eliminate the need for mounting holes, screws or rivets. Additionally, they apply more uniform pressure to improve the heat sinks’ thermal performance and reliability.

The Max Clip™ System is extremely customizable and able to fit almost any requirements and applications. There are over 20 clip sizes that can be used with over 50 standard tooled heat sink profiles that are available in any extrudable length. Registerable custom profiles are available as well.

Features & Benefits:

  • Multiple Clip Options
  • Over 50 out-of-the-box profiles
  • Solder Pin Options
  • Easily Accommodate Multiple Devices
  • Improved Heat Transfer
  • Decreased Assembly Time and Costs

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Heat Pipe Kits and Assemblies

Aavid, heat pipe and assemblies

Optimize your cooling solution while decreasing size and weight with Aavid heat pipes. Utilizing heat pipes boosts thermal performance and allows for a smaller, more efficient thermal solutions. Embedding heat pipes in the base of your heat sink increases heat spreading and fin efficiency. Alternatively, using heat pipes to transfer heat from the heat source to an area where heat can be dissipated more easily enables further design flexibility and better cooling.

Aavid has been designing and manufacturing heat pipe assemblies for over 30 years, consistently pushing the boundaries of how they can be used. Request a consultation to have an Aavid Engineer evaluate your product design and requirements to see how heat pipes can improve your thermal solution.

If you would like to experiment with heat pipes or test them to see how they may work with your application, Aavid also offers heat pipe kits that enable you to build your own assembly.



Design Services

Aavid Design maintains 10 Design Centers around the world that offer engineering and testing services that go well beyond thermals. As thermal management affects all aspects of product design and manufacturability, Aavid offers comprehensive product design and test services focused on optimizing product performance and meeting even the most stringent requirements.

Services Include:

  • Thermal Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Rapid Prototypes
  • Manufacturing Oversite
  • Thermal Analysis (CFD)
  • Airflow / Temperature Test
  • Mechanical Tests
  • Environmental Tests
  • Mechanical Analysis (FEA)
  • RF/EMI Analysis
  • Multi-physics Analysis
  • Design Thermal Solutions
  • Solidworks / Pro Engineer
  • Ansys Icepak / Fluent
  • Mentor Graphics / QFin

Design for Manufacturing:

  • Machining
  • Sheet Metal
  • Electromechanical
  • Plastic Molding
  • Metal Casting
  • Brazing



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