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Philips to offer thermal models of its power semiconductor

Posted: 10 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power semiconductors? test prototypes? thermal?

Royal Philips Electronics will provide thermal models of its power semiconductors to help customers predict the thermal performance of their devices - in a fraction of the time it takes to build and test prototypes. The move is aimed to simplify the solving of complex design issues and optimize the thermal management of designs.

The thermal models is particularly important for dc-to-dc converters in power supplies for connected consumer applications such as laptops and mobile phones in which thermal management is one of the most important considerations in the design process.

Redesigning and building a new prototype, which must also be tested, could take an engineer an additional two weeks. Recognizing the trend in thermal modeling and the benefit for its customers, Philips offers thermal models for its semiconductors.

Philips' thermal models run on Flotherm thermal modeling software and are available to existing users of the software for free. The models are highly detailed and incorporate features such as the device die, the die attachment and internal lead frame. The level of detail is essential if device-operating temperatures are to be modeled accurately.

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