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Self heating in GaAs based heterojunction bipolar transistors affect the microwave performance and needs to be taken into account in circuit design. It can be modeled by the addition of a thermal impedance to a compact nonlinear transistor model. We developed thermal impedance parameters that can be scaled for multi-finger devices, using the measured low frequency s-parameters of 1, 2, 4, and 6-finger transistors. The model gave very good fit to the measurements at all bias points.