Telecoms & Broadcast

The rapidly evolving landscape of communication technologies including mobile & cellular networks, IP, TV and cable services demand increasing thermal management to maintain uptime and ensure the world can access its emails, make phone calls and stream content online.

At every step in the chain of the digital highway ensuring reliability of electronic devices is critical to keep the services up and running. Effective thermal management bears a direct correlation to the reliability of electronic components.

Whether designing mobile backhaul systems, real time video engines, optical transport networks or the humble set-top box, ensuring thermal management considerations have been taken into account at every stage of development will increase the performance and life expectancy of products.


RF technology is advancing at an astronomical pace and with it thermal management requirements are shifting and evolving. From pole-mounted RF amplifiers, point to point WiMax to mobile backhaul systems an effective thermal management solution is critical to maintaining a resilient and reliable network.


From local office networks to large servers hosting high quality video content, high power and heat density generated by large number of high temperature components in confined spaces must be effectively managed. Versarien Technologies have designed a range of “off the shelf” board level heatsinks and can create bespoke thermal management solutions.

Optical transport networks offer unique thermal management issues partly due to recent increase to Terabit speeds. Space constraints and reliability mean that traditional cooling methods are tested to their limits. VersarienCu’s increased surface area and high conductivity mean it can offer increased performance in tight spaces making it the perfect choice for developing longer term thermal management strategies.


Increasing internet speeds and bandwidth brought about by fibre optic broadband have created new thermal management challenges for ethernet and broadband components. In addition set-top-boxes are moving from traditional cable and satellite services to IP based devices. More effective passive/low convection heatsinks and thermal solutions are being developed to cope with the increasing power consumption. VersarienCu’s high surface area and incredible performance mean it is becoming the material of choice for those wanting to push the boundaries of passive cooling without adding unnecessary fans.

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Contact the team to arrange a time to discuss your telecoms and broadcast thermal management challenges.

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