Laird has announced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The use of the circuit board improves the heat pumping capabilities of the device while providing excellent heat spreading, improved reliability and lower cost in high volume when compared to traditional heat removal systems. Features include:

• Temperature differential (ΔT) of up to 67°C.
• The ability to pump from 1.5 to 9.0 watts of heat at an ambient temperature of 25°C.
• ΔT of 77°C and pump 1.6 to 9.9 watts of heat.
• Telcordia GR-468-CORE Issue 2 reliability qualifications.

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