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.

Experimental evaluation and modeling of thermal phenomena on mobile devices

FERRONI, MATTEO;NACCI, ALESSANDRO ANTONIO;TURRI, MATTEO;SANTAMBROGIO, MARCO DOMENICO;SCIUTO, DONATELLA
2015

Abstract

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.
The IEEE 18th Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design (DSD) 2015
978-146738035-5
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