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The paper presents a methodology for simulating the static and dynamic performance of integrated circuits in the presence of electro-thermal interactions on the integrated circuit die. The technique is based on the coupling of a finite element method (FEM) program with a circuit simulator. In contrast to other known simulator couplings a time step algorithm is used, Its implementation in simulation tools is described. The thermal modeling of the die/package structure and the extended modeling of the electronic circuit is discussed. Simulation results which indicate the capabilities of the methodology for electro-thermal simulation are compared to experimental results.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:5 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 1997