Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a provider of microscale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, has released the OptoCooler HV14, a high voltage, low current thin-film thermoelectric cooler (TEC) targeted at laser diode cooling. This temperature difference reflects the ability of the device to pump heat efficiently. For customers in the optoelectronics and telecommunications industries, this translates to improved cooling performance, lower input power requirements and greater efficiencies for solving thermal management issues in electronic packages
The device can pump up to 1.5W of heat at 85°C and operates at a maximum voltage of 2.7 with a maximum current of around 1A and a footprint of 2.8mm2. The module is suited for the cooling and temperature control of optoelectronic devices such as laser diodes for transmission modules and photodiodes for sensing.
Due to the micro-size and power-pumping capabilities of the HV14 module, manufacturers of LEDs and other semiconductor chips can now integrate cooling and temperature control functionality directly into the package during assembly, resulting in a high-volume, lower cost thermal management solution.