TEC is an abbreviation for a thermoelectric cooler. A TEC is a semiconductor or solid-state device that generates heating and cooling using the Peltier effect. Other names for a TEC include a Peltier device, a solid-state refrigerator and a Peltier heat pump. A TEC can be used to remove heat across a wide range, from a few milliwatts all the way up to several thousand watts.
Common applications for a TEC include:
Avionics and aviation component cooling
Integrated circuit cooling
Laser diode cooling
Semiconductor wafer probes
Phononic uses TECs to generate cooling within optoelectronics. These laser cooling products offer many advantages.
Advantages of Solid-State Cooling:
60% higher heat pumping density compared to typical performance
30% less energy consumption compared to typical performance
No mechanical parts, resulting in less maintenance & longer lifespans
Much quieter operation at 35dB, for a better experience
Phononic also designs and develops a line of TECs for use in customer applications. Our TECs have been developed in an ISO-certified manufacturing facility in the United States, and deliver consistent, repeatable performance. They offer up to 60% higher heat pumping density and up to 30% less energy consumption as compared to typical performance.