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Accurate Component Junction and Case Temperature Web Seminar



As the drive for smaller, faster products increases, the thermal engineer is continually pushed to create effective heat removal designs. The thermal performance of electronic components is an important consideration during this design process. How to model the components effectively while minimizing computational effort and maximizing useful accurate results is a balancing act that many thermal engineers will be familiar. There are many reasons for thermally characterizing an IC and many methods to do so.

This web seminar will discuss why it is useful to characterize the thermal properties of a component and what modeling methods are available. The pros and cons of the different methods and in what situations they may be appropriate will also be covered.

What You Will Learn

  • Why we need to characterize a component
  • What different types of characterization exist
  • When it is appropriate to use the different types of characterization

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Kelly Cordell-Morris

Kelly gained a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London in 2000. Kelly has worked for Mentor Graphics for over 4 years, initially as a Senior Engineer and now as a Corporate Application Engineer concentrating on providing technical support on all the Mechanical Analysis Division products. Her prior work includes research into containing and filtering air from smoking areas and research and development on gas turbine filtration equipment.

Who Should Attend

  • Thermal engineers
  • System designers
  • Anyone who needs to represent ICs in CFD

Products Covered

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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