Despite the chunky heat sink, it runs extremely hot. The heat sink is too hot to touch for more than a moment or two.
- Is this as designed?
- Is this causing throttling by default?
- Will this affect the longevity of the device?
- Are there any non-hacky cooling solutions (fans) out there?
With no fan, running everything at 100% (and dsp’s) one of my test units stays around 65C… Talking with TI, it does have room above that with no issues…
While it runs hot, it was designed for automotive environments…
I might try to hack a fan, nevertheless!!
The heat sink is very good, all you need is a little air moving over it to keep it cool.
My board runs at around 50C with ambient at around 26C.
Is the chip on the board the automotive spec’d version ?