Mentor Graphics has released the latest version of its FloTHERM product. This iteration of the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software has automated simulation model calibration for matching of transient thermal measurements from T3Ster. By doing so, the company states, users can maximize simulation data accuracy and provide insight into product reliability.
The T3Ster is an advanced thermal tester for characterization of IC (integrated circuit) packages, LEDs and systems that produce rapid thermal characteristics. This release can convert a simulated transient thermal response into a structure function curve.
“By using an uncalibrated model for simulation, manufacturers run the risk of simply guessing performance. Calibrating the package model constants ensures the product will respond accurately in all steady state and transient applications” stated Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We continue to invest in leading simulation and measurement technologies to provide our customers with superior and productive capabilities to handle their most complex thermal management challenges.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.