Laird Technologies, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has released its eTEC(TM) Series
Thermoelectric Module (TEM) product line. The eTEC Series of TEMs enable
high-powered optoelectronics to maintain peak performance by stabilizing the
temperature of the device during operation. Constructed with Bismuth
Telluride thin film technology and thermally conductive Aluminum Nitride
ceramics, the eTEC Series is designed for higher voltage and lower, sub 10
Watt heat pumping applications. The ceramic substrates are gold metallized to
allow the product to be embedded into densely packed optoelectronics. The
thin film eTEC TEMs have heat pumping densities ranging from 75 to 90 W/cm2
at an ambient temperature of 25°C.
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