A dynamic thermal management circuit for system-on-chip designs

Her-Ming Chiueh*, Jeffrey Draper, John Choma

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Abstract

A novel fully integrated dynamic thermal management circuit for system-on-chip design is proposed. Instead of worst-case thermal management used in conventional systems, this design yields continual monitoring of thermal activity and reacts to specified conditions. With the above system, we are able to incorporate on-chip power/speed modulation and integrated multi-stage fan controllers, which allows us to achieve nominal power dissipation and ensure operation within specification. Both architecture and circuitry are optimized for modern system-on-chip designs. This design yields intricate control and optimal management with little system overhead and minimum hardware requirements, as well as provides the flexibility to support different thermal management algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Volume36
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003

Keywords

  • System-on-chip
  • Thermal management
  • VLSI system design

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