Thermal Simulation

Designing Heatsinks and Thermal Solutions for Xilinx Devices (XAPP1377)

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As thermal margin reduces, the need for accurate thermal analysis increases. The best way to make truly informed thermal decisions prior to building and characterizing a system is using thermal simulation. Thermal simulation can also be a useful tool to understand and correlate measured values, particularly when the results do not match anticipated outcomes. Because more and more systems have eroded thermal margin, the value of thermal simulation has increased dramatically in recent years.