Thank you for contacting us. I understand from your description that you got the Joule module by itself. Is this correct? I looked at the Where to buy Section of the Joule developer kit http://www.intel.com/buy/us/en/product/emergingtechnologies/intel-joule-570x-developer-kit-541737#where_to_buy and only found the Joule sold as a Developer kit, not just the module itself.
If you bought the Joule Developer Kit, then it should include the heat sink and the adapter as part of the kit as you pointed out. If this is not the case then you should speak to the store where you bought it and explain your situation. The heat sink is supposed to be placed in the adapter, as explained here https://software.intel.com/en-us/first-time-setup-for-joule . Incorrect placing of the adapter and heat sink may result in the damaging of the module, so we strongly suggest to follow the guidelines of the User Guide. Now, regarding your options if you don’t have an adapter, the User guide also has the alternative to use a fan (The recommended part is the Sunon* fan, Model# MC30100V2-000U-A99).
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I bought the module from mouser:
It came in Intel packaging with the 2 antenna.
They have over 200 modules.
It seems the adapter is very important and you would have thought it would have come in the box as it doesn't seem to be available anywhere else.
I would assume if you wanted to use it with anything other than the kit you could get the important parts to put it on another expansion board.
It doesn't make sense to have to buy the whole kit just to get the heat sink adapter.
Thank you for your reply and for attaching the links to where you bought the module. We want to let you know that we are working to release the Heatsink clip as a 3D printable file. Hopefully, it’ll be available soon.
@Rebelrobot - do you have a link for where you saw the heat sink itself on digikey? My searches do not find anything.
@Intel - we are also looking for a vendor of the heat sinks and adapters. We do not want to use a fan as our boards are already designed and prototypes have arrived.
In the Joule user guide, there’s a section that says that the heat sink found in the Joule Development Platform is manufactured by Advanced Thermal Solutions under part number ATS1166-ND. We don’t offer a direct vendor, but you can look for this part number and find results in a few online stores. The digikey link is the following https://www.digikey.com/products/en?KeyWords=ATS1166-ND&WT.z_header=search_go&v=684&v=1209
In regards to the adapter, we are working to release the Heatsink clip as a 3D printable file. There’s no release date for this yet. Hopefully, it’ll be available soon.
Sergio - thanks for the info. I must have missed the data in the user guide and was looking for something label specifically for Joule on digikey. :-)
I purchase this heat sink from digikey as per your recommendation but the heat sink adaptor is not the same and there is no way it can be mount.
Is there any where I can purchase this adaptor so that I can use this heat sink?
Or can you recommend other heat sink I can use that can be mounted on the intel joule?
As the image below shows.
Thank you for reporting this. The part that’s recommended to use is the ATS1166-ND, as seen here https://software.intel.com/en-us/node/721460 .
The link to DigiKey posted above leads to this part number. The part is different to the one that comes in the DevKit, but is supposed to fit on the Joule.
Would you please send us a picture of how you’re mounting the heat sink adaptor on the Joule?
We’ll be waiting for your response.
Thank you for attaching the pictures. Please allow us to look for an alternative. We’ll contact you back soon.
We appreciate your patience.
Thank you for your patience. I’ve found another option you might find useful. Here you can find a downloadable file to print a 3D replacement thermal plate adapter just as the one found on the Developer Kit: https://software.intel.com/en-us/node/733191
Please review this information and let us know if you find this useful.