Theory and analysis for optimization of on-chip thermoelectric cooling systems

Jieyi Long, Dawei Li, Seda Ogrenci Memik, Semail Ulgen

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We established a novel theoretical analysis framework for optimizing the cooling system configuration of chips employing thermoelectric cooling (TEC) elements by extending the theory of inverse-positive matrices and the eigenvalue/eigenvector theory in linear algebra. In this brief, we present a new theorem and its formal proof, which is the key enabler to achieving a provably optimal solution for configuring bias current levels of TEC devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6601030
Pages (from-to)1628-1632
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2013


  • Active cooling
  • Peltier effect
  • chip integration
  • inverse-positive matrix
  • thermoelectricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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