Novena Micro Fan Assembly


An ultra-slim micro fan complete with fixings for securing over the Novena's Freescale SoC.

Designed for when running computationally-intensive workloads which would otherwise cause the processor to get too hot and the CPU governor to kick in and throttle the clock speed. Typical applications including software-defined radio (SDR) and large parallel software builds.

Power is taken from the front-panel PCB that is fitted to All-in-One Desktop and Laptop configurations, and can be controlled via GPIO (default state is on). The power consumption is ~0.3W.

For a complete bill of materials and the assembly guide see the GitHub repository.

Please note that due to the minimal clearance this must only be used with the screen/lid open and use with it closed could result in hardware failure!