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Accurate Thermal Analysis Considering Nonlinear Thermal Conductivity

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Accurate Thermal Analysis Considering Nonlinear Thermal Conductivity
The increase in packing density has led to a higher power density in the chip which in turn has led to an increase in temperature on the chip. Temperature affects reliability, performance and power directly, motivating the need to accurately simulate the thermal profile of a chip. In literature, thermal conductivity is assumed to be a constant in order to obtain a linear system of equations which can be solved efficiently. But thermal conductivity is a nonlinear function of temperature and for silicon it varies by 22% over the range 27−80◦ C [1]. If the nonlinearity of the thermal conductivity is ignored the thermal profile might be off by 10◦ C. Thus to get an accurate thermal profile it is important to consider the nonlinear dependence of the thermal conductivity on temperature. In this paper the nonlinear system arising out of considering the nonlinear thermal conductivity is solved efficiently using a variant of Newton-Raphson. paper we also study the abstraction levels...
Anand Ramalingam, David Z. Pan, Frank Liu, Sani R.
Added 12 Jun 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ISQED
Authors Anand Ramalingam, David Z. Pan, Frank Liu, Sani R. Nassif
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