Nextreme Thermal Solutions has released the OptoCooler HV14 thermoelectric cooler, the first module in a new class of high voltage and high heat pumping thermoelectric coolers that operate at low currents and are optimised for standard circuitry and power requirements.
The OptoCooler HV14 is the latest product in Nextreme's OptoCooler family of thermoelectric coolers designed specifically for the optoelectronics and telecommunications industries.
The OptoCooler HV14 can pump up to 1.5W of heat and operates at a maximum voltage of 2.7V and a peak current of around 1A, with a footprint of only 2.8 mm2. The module can create a temperature differential (DT) of up to 51°C between its hot and cold sides, making it ideally suited for the cooling and temperature control of optoelectronic devices such as laser diodes for transmission modules and photodiodes for sensing.
At the core of the OptoCooler module is Nextreme's Thermal Copper Pillar Bump that acts as a solid-state heat pump to add thermal management functionality locally on the surface of a chip or other electrical component. By cooling at the source with the smallest devices on the market, customers are offered a unique approach to solving thermal design challenges.