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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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Nextreme's Optocooler Passes MIL Shock Testing
Thermoelectric cooler.
Durham, NC — Nextreme Thermal Solutions' OptoCooler HV14 has passed the stringent 3000g shock test as defined in the MIL-STD 883E Method 2002 Mechanical Shock standard.

The MIL-STD 883E Mechanical Shock standard establishes uniform methods, controls, and procedures for characterizing and screening microelectronic devices suitable for use within government and aerospace electronic systems. This includes basic environmental tests to determine resistance to the effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding government and space operations. The shock test is intended to determine the suitability of the devices for use in electronic equipment which may be subjected to severe shocks as a result of suddenly applied forces or abrupt changes in motion. MIL-STD 883E calls for five shock pulses of 3,000g (peak) with a pulse duration of 0.3 milliseconds in each of the orientations X1, X2, Y1, Y2, Z1, and Z2. The modules showed less than a 5 percent change in electrical resistance as a result of the stress testing. The test report is available to qualified customers upon request. The RoHS-compliant OptoCooler HV14 module is a high-voltage and high-heat pumping thermoelectric device that is designed to operate at standard electrical power requirements. At 85°C, the HV14 operates at a maximum voltage of 2.7V and can pump 1.5 watts of heat in a footprint of only 3mm2. The module can create a maximum temperature differential of up to 60°C between its hot and cold sides with a zero heat load, making it suitable for the cooling and temperature control of optoelectronic devices such as laser diodes, avalanche photodiodes and high brightness LEDs.

Contact: Nextreme, 3908 Patriot Dr., Suite 140, Durham, NC 27703-8031 919-597-7300 E-mail info@nextreme.com Web:

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