The Evolving Thermal Landscape

Managing heat in chips is becoming a precision balancing act at advanced nodes and with advanced packaging. While it's important to ensure that temperatures don't rise high enough to cause reliability problems, adding too much circuitry to control heat can reduce performance and lower energy efficiency. The most common approach to dealing with these issues is thermal simulation, which requir... » read more

Thermal Is Still Simmering

With the ever increasing sophistication in today’s high-performance [getkc id="81" kc_name="SoC"]s on top of sheer physics of device manufacturing, thermal is a much bigger concern than ever before. It is well understood that thermal and power are closely related, and there exists a vicious cycle between leakage power and temperature: leakage goes up, temperature goes up; temperature goes ... » read more