Multi-domain compact modeling of LEDs: An overview of models and experimental data

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Operating parameters of power LEDs are strongly coupled and are mutually dependent. There have been lots of attempts to provide different kinds of multi-domain LED models with different complexity. This paper gives an overview of recently published models and suggests a practical approach in which the forward current is split into two parts in a straightforward manner. One current component is derived from the LED's measured radiant flux directly, the other component is calculated as the difference of the net forward current and the previously mentioned current component associated with light emission. Parameters of the proposed model can be identified from isothermal LED characteristics measured in industry standard LED test setups using textbook techniques. Temperature dependence of the model parameters is discussed in detail; including comparison of different models for the temperature dependence of the saturation current in Shockley's diode equation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 29 2015


  • Compact thermal modeling
  • Electro-thermal simulation
  • LED multi-domain modeling
  • Power LEDs
  • Spice-simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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