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Thermal testing standards: JEDEC Standards – What’s the latest news?



Industrial solutions need standards. Standards on one hand make sure that an idea or a method can be implemented by anybody. On the other hand, industrial standards give confidence to end-users that the product or service that they pay for meet certain minimal requirements, therefore products from two different vendors conforming to the same industrial standard could work in the same system. The purpose of standards is just the same in thermal testing.

This webinar aims at introducing existing thermal testing standards for packaged semiconductor devices: an overview of thermal metrics, test methods and test environments will be given. The basic concept of the most recent JEDEC standard, the transient dual interface method for the measurement of junction-to-case thermal resistance will be provided – with the help of Mentor Graphics MicReD hardware and software tools. A few words on test based compact modeling will be given along with an introduction how these models can be used in Mentor Graphics' FloTHERM program. Recent news on emerging LED testing standards will also be given.

The latest JEDEC thermal testing standards.

What You Will Learn

  • JEDEC JESD51 series of thermal testing standards: thermal metrics, test methods, test environments
  • What are the benefits of the transient test methods compared to the classical static test methods
  • JESD51-14, the first transient thermal testing standard launched by JEDEC will be discussed
  • New emerging LED thermal testing standards will also be introduced
  • Concept of compact thermal modeling based on JEDEC compact modeling guidelines
  • Concept of test based compact modeling realized by Mentor Graphics' T3Ster and FloTHERM products

About the Presenter

Presenter Image András Poppe

András POPPE obtained his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1986 from the Budapest University of Tecnology (BME), Faculty of Electrical Engineering.In 1996 he obtained a Cand.Sci. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and his PhD from TUB. Between 1986 and 1989 he was a researcher at BME Department of Electron Devices with scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research filed was circuit simulation and semiconductor device modeling. In the academic year 1989-1990 he was a guest researcher at IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) where he was dealing with mobility modeling for the purpose of device simulation, postgraduate studies at KUL (Katholike Universiteit Leuven). Since 1990 he is with the Budapest University of Tecnology, Department of Electron Devices. In 1991/94 has been active in the Monte Carlo simulation of submicron MOS devices. Since 1996 he has been working at BME as an associate professor. In 1997 he was one of the co-founders of MicReD, now Mentor Graphics MicReD Division. At Mentor Graphics today he supports marketing of the MicReD products T3Ster TeraLED. Besides his academic activities he is involved in various national and international research projects (e.g. EU FW7 Fast2Light, KÖZLED, EU FW7 NANOPACK). He is actively involved in the JEDEC JC15 and CIE TC2-63 and TC2-64 standardization committees. His fields of interest include thermal transient testing of packaged semiconductor devices, characterization of LEDs and OLEDs, electro-thermal simulation.

Who Should Attend

  • Thermal engineers dealing thermal testing, modeling and simulation
  • Package designers, system designers, application designers
  • Experts in reliability testing

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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