In recent years, not only static thermal design but also realtime thermal control become important for power efficiency on computing systems. Three-dimensional thermal simulation is widely used to design computing system, however, it takes too long time for intelligent power and thermal management validation because it requires transient thermal simulation with very short time step. To enable rapid simulation environment, compact thermal model which can be employed with both three-dimensional transient thermal simulation and transient thermal network is required. Therefore, this research aims to establish transient state compact thermal model for microprocessor package. This paper briefly introduces steady state compact thermal model for microprocessor, which is proposed as previous work, then, points out key point to extend the model to transient state model. Transient thermal spreading resistance is emulated and the effect is checked by comparing with three-dimensional simulation.

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