Frank Madren

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Ethernet July 1, 2006

Ethernet switch reliability: Temperature vs. moving parts

Common wisdom says that in industrial high-temperature environments, free convection cooling (via heat sinks and other passive means) is the obvious choice for electronic equipment, such as Ethernet switches. In the words of one pundit, fanless electronic systems offer "the inherent reliability of solid-state systems" at the box level.

By Frank Madren
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