Electro-thermal simulation: a new Subsystem in Mentor Graphics IC Design Flow
New electro-thermal simulation subsystem was introduced into Mentor Graphics IC Design flow. The subsystem incorporates IC thermal simulation tool “Overheat”, dispatcher “ETh SimCoupler” as the simulation manager and layout converter “ETh Model Generator”. Application example of power voltage regulator IC simulation is described. A good agreement between simulated and IR-camera measured temperature pictures is achieved.