Frore Systems, a San Jose-based company, has unveiled AirJet, a solid-state cooling system that can replace fans with cooling components. The product was one of the most impressive unveiled at CES 2023. AirJet uses a tiny, solid-state block with no separate moving parts to remove heat from components like CPUs and GPUs. The technology uses tiny vibrating membranes above a copper heat spreader to draw in and expel air at up to 120 miles per hour, creating incredibly efficient air cooling in a space just 2.8mm thick.
According to Frore Systems CEO, Seshu Madhavapeddy, AirJet is capable of more than doubling the cooling power in conventional fan-based systems on a watt-per-watt basis while working in an even smaller space. The vibrating material used in the technology is waterproof and dustproof. AirJet already has functioning dust filters for the individual cooling units, down to one micron. Frore Systems has tested AirJet in windy, dusty chambers and has proven that its performance isn’t adversely affected even in the most extreme conditions. Similar testing for heat, cold, humidity, and longevity shows that the product is ready for the long haul.
Madhavapeddy admits that the AirJet is currently more costly than comparable fan-based solutions for laptops. However, he emphasizes that the technology is priced in a way that would be reasonable and acceptable by manufacturers.
AirJet is not currently installed in any consumer products. However, Frore has modified several current models to replace their internal cooling systems with AirJet to demonstrate its efficacy. In a base model with no special engineering for AirJet, three of the solid-state coolers were able to replace the primary CPU heatsink and fan setup, boosting its core wattage from 12.5w to 15w with no ill effects and an overall reduction in noise. Madhavapeddy claims that under more ideal design circumstances, it is possible to use four AirJet Mini units and boost it up to 21 watts.
AirJet’s solid-state technology is a game-changer that offers several advantages over traditional cooling solutions. Traditional cooling solutions are bulky, heavy, and consume a lot of power, making them unsuitable for thin and lightweight laptops. They also require regular maintenance, are noisy, and attract dust and debris. In contrast, AirJet’s solid-state technology is compact, lightweight, and consumes less power. It requires minimal maintenance, operates quietly, and is not susceptible to dust and debris.
AirJet is also ideal for use in extreme conditions. It performs optimally in hot, cold, and humid environments and is not adversely affected by dust and debris. This makes it ideal for use in military applications, ruggedized laptops, and other harsh environments.
AirJet is a solid-state cooling system that offers several advantages over traditional cooling solutions. The technology is compact, lightweight, consumes less power, and requires minimal maintenance. It performs optimally in hot, cold, and humid environments and is not susceptible to dust and debris. Frore Systems is working with several device manufacturers to integrate AirJet into their products. The company expects several commercial projects to hit shelves before the end of the year.