Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Thin Is The New Fast": GE introduces Thin, Silent Cooling Jets For Mobile Products

General Electric's recently patented Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets (DCJ) looks rather crude upon first look at the released PR images.  Sort of a cross between a floppy disc and a mini-CD sleeve.

Don't let that fool you: this is just one more innovation to add to the growing potential of tablet technology becoming cheaper, more powerful, and especially more efficient as well.

The new cooling jet design, based on the human lungs, acts in a similar fashion by drawing in air to cool the insides of a working computer.  This not only results in heat transfer out of your laptop or tablet ten times more than natural convection, but the DCJ amounts wholly to 5mm in thickness; allowing for your device to be even 50 percent thinner than the average product on the market.  One other benefit: the new design is completely devoid of any resemblance to the traditional cooling fan, which generally accounts for all the noise your device makes.

GE originally intended for the DCJ model to augment the cooling systems in aircraft, but they then decided to shrink it down for mobile tech, perhaps serving as a valuable indicator to where American manufacturing is headed for the next decade.  You can see more about the product by watching a publicity film made by GE here.

Donal Thoms-Cappello is a freelance writer for Rotor Clip.

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