Microsoft’s patent could solve the everlasting overheating problem
Between a lot of technicalities, here’s how Microsoft describes the cooling process:
The method comprising determining a measure of a power load of the device, determining an adjustment to make to a cooling mechanism control variable by computationally combining at least a setpoint-dependent term that is based on a comparison of a thermal setpoint to a current temperature and a setpoint-independent term that is based on the measure of the power load of the device, and adjusting the response of the cooling mechanism based on the adjustment determined
In simpler words, the patented control system will take multiple measurements to determine the power load, and then control the temperature of a device based on those measurements with the help of a cooling mechanism.
Of course, this is just a patent and we’ll have to wait and see if Microsoft actually implements it. The tech giant has lots of those going around.
Let’s hope that this won’t remain just a great idea, as a future without heating problems sound pretty amazing right now.