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Author Yong Zhan ♦ Sapatnekar, S.S.
Sponsorship Chinese Inst. of Electron
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Distributed computing ♦ Temperature distribution ♦ Very large scale integration ♦ Discrete cosine transforms ♦ Green function ♦ Circuits ♦ Application software ♦ Computational fluid dynamics ♦ Design automation ♦ Algorithm design and analysis
Abstract Temperature-related effects are critical in determining both the performance and reliability of VLSI circuits. Accurate and efficient estimation of the temperature distribution corresponding to a specific circuit layout is indispensable in physical design automation tools. In this paper, we propose a highly accurate fast algorithm for computing the on-chip temperature distribution due to power sources located on the top surface of the chip. The method is a combination of several computational techniques including the Green function method, the discrete cosine transform (DCT), and the table look-up technique. The high accuracy of the algorithm comes from the fully analytical nature of the Green function method, and the high efficiency is due to the application of the fast Fourier transform (FFT) technique to compute the DCT and later obtaining the temperature field for any power source distribution using the pre-calculated look-up table. Experimental results have demonstrated that our method has a relative error of below 1% compared with commercial computational fluid dynamic (CFD) softwares for thermal analysis, while the efficiency of our method is orders of magnitude higher than the direct application of the Green function method.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN, USA (Yong Zhan; Sapatnekar, S.S.)
ISBN 0780387368
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-21
Publisher Place China
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 1.11 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 87
Ending Page 92


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library