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2015 Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) (2015)
Madeira, Portugal
Aug. 26, 2015 to Aug. 28, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8034-8
pp: 306-313
In the context of mobile devices, the thermal problem is an emerging one, as it affects the user experience and involves factors that are both internal and external with respect to the device. In this paper, we present an evaluation of these factors, that consists of two parts. The first one is the analysis of thermal interactions between the internal components of the system, performed with an infrared camera. The second part consists in the analysis of the impact of external temperature on the performance of CPUs and batteries. We finally propose the VirtIRCamera app, a thermal simulator for Android devices, able to generate thermal maps relying on the thermal model proposed within this paper. As a characterization of the thermal phenomenon, this work is the first step in the creation of thermal management techniques that are specifically designed for mobile devices.
Temperature sensors, Mobile handsets, Temperature measurement, Batteries, Thermal management

M. Ferroni, A. A. Nacci, M. Turri, M. D. Santambrogio and D. Sciuto, "Experimental Evaluation and Modeling of Thermal Phenomena on Mobile Devices," 2015 Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD), Madeira, Portugal, 2015, pp. 306-313.
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