Non-linearity issues in the dynamic compact model generation

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The dynamic compact thermal Rth-Cth (RC) models of packages generated from the transient measurements or simulations are usually temperature independent, that is linear. This is theoretically erroneous. In this paper we show how to generate nonlinear compact thermal models. Algorithms with which network simulators can simulate nonlinear Rth and Cth elements are also given. With the help of the generated correct nonlinear models of packages we present various experiments, in which the order of magnitude of the error, caused by neglecting the temperature dependence of the Rth and Cth elements of the dynamic compact thermal models is checked.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalAnnual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
EventNineteents Annual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement And Management Symposium - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2003Mar 13 2003



  • Compact thermal models
  • Dynamic compact models
  • Nonlinear models
  • R and C models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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