Metal core PCB and its heat dissipation and temperature control function

Metal core PCB provides excellent heat dissipation performance with its high thermal conductivity, effectively controls temperature, ensures the stable operation of electronic equipment and extends its service life.

In high-temperature environments, its heat dissipation advantages are particularly prominent, and it is favored by high-power and high-density electronic equipment.

Metal core PCB

Metal core PCB, also known as metal-based PCB, is a special type of PCB. Metal core PCB has higher thermal conductivity and structural strength compared to traditional FR4 PCB.

The manufacturing process mainly uses metal plates, such as aluminum, copper, etc., as the base material, and then covers it with a conductive layer, and then makes it after a series of processing.

Metal core PCB and its heat dissipation and temperature control function

Thermal performance of metal core PCBs

  1. Heat dissipation path: The main advantage of metal core PCB is its excellent heat dissipation performance. Through the high thermal conductivity of metal, heat can be quickly transferred to the entire PCB surface and then dissipated through natural convection or forced air cooling.
  2. Measures to enhance heat dissipation capacity: In order to further improve the heat dissipation capacity of metal core PCB, the following measures can be taken: increase the thickness of the metal core to improve its thermal conductivity efficiency; add heat dissipation holes on the PCB to increase the heat dissipation area; Add heat sinks above the components to speed up heat dissipation.

Effect of Temperature on Metal Core PCBs

Although metal core PCB has good heat dissipation performance, temperature still has a certain impact on its performance and service life. In high-temperature environments, metal-core PCBs may undergo thermal deformation, resulting in poor contact between circuit components. Therefore, the influence of temperature needs to be fully considered during design and corresponding measures should be taken to control the temperature.

Effect of ambient temperature on electronic equipment

Ambient temperature also has a significant impact on the operation of electronic equipment. A high-temperature environment may cause the equipment to overheat, affecting its performance and lifespan; while a low-temperature environment may cause difficulty in starting the equipment or cause unstable operation. Therefore, when using electronic equipment, it is necessary to control the temperature of its operating environment to ensure its normal operation.

The importance of thermal design

For high-power and high-density electronic devices, thermal design is particularly important. If the heat dissipation of the device is poor, it will cause the temperature to rise, which will affect the performance and life of the device. Therefore, when designing and manufacturing electronic equipment, its heat dissipation needs must be fully considered and effective heat dissipation measures must be taken.


Metal core PCBs are widely used in situations where high heat dissipation and high reliability are required due to their high thermal conductivity and structural strength. However, its design and manufacturing process is relatively complex and requires full consideration of many factors such as materials, processes, layout, and environment.

With the continuous development of science and technology, I believe that more innovative technologies and materials will be used in the design and manufacturing of metal core PCBs in the future, further promoting the improvement of its heat dissipation performance and reliability.

At the same time, it is equally important for users of electronic devices to understand and pay attention to the cooling requirements of the device and the impact of ambient temperature on its performance. Only by correctly using and maintaining equipment can we ensure its long-term stable operation and optimal performance and value.

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