APPLICATION NOTE 4186

Thermal Design Considerations for Video Filters

By: David Fry

Abstract: In power electronics, thermal considerations are fundamental in the design of circuits and printed circuit boards. Yet, thermal aspects are often overlooked in signal-path electronics, even though they are just as important to device performance. This application note defines and discusses basic thermal properties. It also describes the thermal design issues that should be considered when using the MAX11500–MAX11509 family of low-cost video filters.