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Volume 26, Issue 3, Pages 141-149

Optimisation of Temperature Fields of Microsystems with Self-Organising Neural Nets

Institute of Electronics, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Mickiewicza 30, Kraków 30-059, Poland

Received 10 September 2002; Revised 17 November 2002

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Thermal modelling and optimisation of parameter distributed systems is a rather time-consuming process. In this paper the problem of optimisation of temperature fields of VLSI circuits and systems is attacked by a selforganising neural net. The net directly solves the task generated by a heuristic algorithm. No physical model of thermal phenomena is used. The proposed method is simple. Some examples and statistical results are presented. The proposed method is addressed mostly to large, high-speed system designs.