THERMODEL: A tool for compact dynamic thermal model generation

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THERMODEL is a software tool which generates compact thermal models to describe the heat conduction of three-dimensional physical structures, from either the time-domain or the frequency-domain response of the given structure. The generated compact model consists of a single (or twin) RC ladder of 8-12 stages. Both the one-port and the transfer thermal behavior can be modeled. These compact models can be useful in circuit-level simulators (like SPICE or ELDO) where thermal effects have to be considered in the model or in the electrothermal integrated circuit chip simulators where all the relevant thermal couplings of the chip can be modeled in this way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-267
Number of pages11
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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