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Using Measurement Data in Electronics Thermal Design - T3Ster CTM generation and detailed FloTHERM model calibration

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This webinar will introduce the concept of structure functions and their derivation as well as presenting two ways in which experimental IC package studies can be effectively used in conjunction with numerical simulation.

Experimental transient testing techniques applied to IC packages produce ‘structure function’ type descriptions of the thermal resistances and capacitances the heat experiences as it passes from the die, through the package, on to the ambient. Such an approach is conducted using the T3Ster (transient thermal testing) measurement hardware and associated software processing tools. Beyond the insights into package construction and material properties it provides, structure functions can be used to derive compact thermal models (CTMs) of the package for subsequent use in simulations tools such as FloTHERM. In addition, a structure function based approach can be used to help calibrate a detailed 3D package simulation model for maximum accuracy.

What You Will Learn

  • What structure functions are, how they are derived and what value they provide
  • How T3Ster derived structure functions can be used to aid in the calibration of a detailed FloTHERM IC package model
  • How T3Ster derived structure functions can be used to derive compact thermal models

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Dr. Robin Bornoff

Robin achieved his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Brunel University in 1992. He was awarded his PhD from Brunel University in 1995 for CFD research. Robin joined Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) after his PhD as an application and support engineer, specializing in the application of CFD to electronics cooling and the design of the built environment. He is now the Product Manager responsible for the FloTHERM, FloVENT and FloTHERM.PCBs software.

Who Should View

  • Thermal Engineers dealing in thermal testing, modeling and simulation
  • Package Designers
  • System Designers
  • Application Designers

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