SUPER PILLAR™

2.87 W/(mK)

Thermal conductivity

390 W/(mK)

Thermal conductivity

Super Pillar™

Conventional

Super Pillar™

Conventional

Advantages

  • Increases efficiency

  • Components that withstand high power output/LEDs/UVC

  • Drives higher current

  • Utilizes lower cost pre-preg

  • Mechanical shaping

  • Flexible lamination scale

  • Roll-to-roll manufacturing

  • Stable production process

Thermal Performance Test Superpillar

Super Pillar

Conventional

1.40" x 0.049"

1.40" x 0.049"

1 oz 35 micron Cu Foil 

1 oz 35 micron Cu Foil 

6 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

6 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

1 oz 35 micron Cu Foil 

1 oz 35 micron Cu Foil 

3 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

3 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

3 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

3 mil Sekisui KNDJ002 

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Dimension

Layer1

k = 390

Layer2

k = 1.7

Layer3

k = 390

Layer4

k = 1.7

Layer5

k = 390

As you can see with our test results, the Super Pillar MCPCB has an extremely low thermal resistance and effective thermal path when compared to a conventional MCPCB with the same power input. There is a significant temperature difference of ~56℃  within 80 seconds. The Super Pillar decreases the junction temperature drastically. Capture interval: 3-4 seconds. Time elapsed: ~ 80 Seconds.

 

Conclusion

Super Pillar MCPCB provides a direct thermal conductive path for high power LEDs by bypassing the pre-preg layer. As a result, the optical efficiency increases while thermal decay decreases. This allows users to drive components at higher currents while still conserving energy. Super Pillar technology dramatically improves thermal conduction and decrease the junction temperature drastically.

APPLICATIONS

As LED technology advances, manufacturers are creating brighter, more powerful lights that require better thermal management. Whether it's street/city lighting or military lighting, you can rely on our Super Pillar™️ technology for the very best in thermal management.

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APPLICATIONS

Automotive

UV lighting

Street lighting

Theatre lighting

Medical

Military

Super Pillar Technology

COFAN USA has developed the newly patented Super Pillar™ technology which enables designers to bypass the dielectric pre-preg and dissipate heat more effectively than a conventional MCPCB. The Super Pillar™ bypasses the insulating pre-preg and adds direct metal on the t-pad to the metal on top of the pillar for a direct thermal path, a design proven to conduct more than 100x more heat than a conventional MCPCB. 

 

In LEDs, this means a higher light output per watt, higher reliability, longer product life, and increased cost efficiency. Using the Super Pillar™ technology, COFAN has helped engineers overcome complex thermal management solutions, like UVC lighting. Our Super Pillar™ can be customized with either copper or aluminum; copper offers the best thermal dissipation but it is more expensive, while aluminum is cost-effective and still offers better thermal dissipation than conventional MCPCBs. 

Innovative Process

Test Results

Items
Unit
Conventional MCPCB
Super Pillar
New Field
T board
°C
45.26
49.81
93.96
R slug - bottom
°C/W
1.35
0.11
0.095
Model Name
P/N
MCPCB with LZP (4x6) Emitter
MCPCB with LZP (4x6) Emitter
MCPCB with LZP (4x6) Emitter
T bottom
°C
46.98
53.57
102.23
Tslug
°C
64.70
55.10
107.28
Ta
°C
25.37
25.38
25.74
Input Power
W
13.12
13.73
53.2
Input Voltage
V
16.4
17.6
19.0
LED Current
mA
800
780
2800
R slug - board
°C/W
1.48
0.39
0.25