Thermal Transient Multisource Simulation Using Cubic Spline Interpolation of Zth Functions

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dc.contributor.author Schweitzer Dirk en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-12T13:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-12T13:48:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of 12th International Workshop on Thermal investigations of ICs, THERMINIC 2006, p. 157-162 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 2-916187-04-9 en_US
dc.identifier.other handle TIMA 2243/therminic2006_TTMS123 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2042/6584
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a very straightforward method to compute the transient thermal response to arbitrary power dissipation profiles in electronic devices with multiple heat sources. Using cubic spline interpolation of simulated or measured unit power step response curves (Zthfunctions), additional errors due to model reduction can be avoided. No effort has to be spent on the generation of compact models. The simple analytic form of the interpolating splines can be exploited to evaluate the convolution integral of the Zth-functions with arbitrary power profiles at low computational costs. An implementation of the algorithm in a spreadsheet program (EXCEL) is demonstrated. The results are in very good agreement with temperature profiles computed by transient Finite Element simulation but can be obtained in a fraction of the time. en_US
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dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher TIMA Editions , Grenoble, France en_US
dc.rights http://irevues.inist.fr/utilisation en_US
dc.source Proceedings of 12th International Workshop on Thermal investigations of ICs, THERMINIC 2006, p. 123-127 en_US
dc.subject Multisource, Multichip, Thermal transient Simulation en_US
dc.title Thermal Transient Multisource Simulation Using Cubic Spline Interpolation of Zth Functions en_US
dc.type Conference proceeding en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Baskin School of Engineering - University of California Santa Cruz [United States] en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Baskin School of Engineering - University of California Santa Cruz [United States] en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Jack Baskin School of Engineering - University of California at Santa Cruz [USA] en_US


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