Laird Technologies Adds Thermoelectric Module Product Line to Digi-Key’s Product Training Modules Online...On Demand® Series

Training Module Examines Thermoelectric Module Product Line and AZTEC™ Simulation Selection Software


St. Louis, Missouri, USA – July 12, 2011 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it has added its Thermoelectric Module (TEM) product line to Digi-Key’s Product Training Modules Online...On Demand (PTM)® series. This module is available for download in audio and non-audio formats from the Digi-Key Website.

The training module provides an in-depth examination of a TEM’s composition and functionality, describing its attributes and abilities, and also citing examples of where TEMs are used in cooling applications. The tutorial includes a review of Laird Technologies’ TEM simulation software tool: AZTEC™, which is available online through the Laird Technologies Website: AZTEC selects the optimal TEM(s) for trial from a given set of input variables based on application attributes that the user specifies. The program also contains an analysis worksheet, which simulates how the TEM(s) will function under a specific set of operating conditions.

Additionally, the module analyzes the Laird Technologies TEM product line, detailing each TEM series within the product line. It shows a comparison between the different product families of TEMs, and where they compare to each other in regard to temperature differential and heat pumping capacity. The segment ends with a discussion on finishing options, including lapping, sealing, and soldering. These finishing options are required when mounting a TEM in most applications in order to accommodate alternate lead lengths, lapping thickness tolerances, and moisture protective sealants.

As an industry leader in high-performance and cost-effective TEM solutions, Laird Technologies provides the knowledge, innovation, and resources to ensure exceptional thermal performance and customer satisfaction for applications in the medical, analytical, telecom, industrial, and consumer markets.

About Digi-Key Corporation 

As one of the world's leading totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an electronics industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers at A testament to Digi-Key's unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE Times Electronic's Distributor Customer Evaluation Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2010 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key's single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 49 facilities located in 16 countries.


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