Placement effect of MEMS thermoelectric generator to harvest waste heat using shunt configuration for microprocessor

Tai Zhi Ling, Hang See Ong

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Abstract

Using the waste heat generated by the microprocessor is a prospect to improve the total energy efficiency of a microprocessor system. There is a need for an optimal design to harvest waste heat efficiently. This study investigated the effect of the placement of the TEG on the total energy harvested. The heat dissipation performance of the microprocessor relative to the placement of the TEG is also investigated. To evaluate the placement effect, the system is subjected to a non-uniform temperature analysis using numerical method. The thermoelectric energy conversion equations were derived from Seebeck effect. The simulation evaluates two types of heat spreader material, copper and pyrolytic graphite. The advantages and their shortfalls are discussed in the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings
Pages10-13
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Event2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

Publication series

Name2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings

Other

Other2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period19/09/1221/09/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ling, T. Z., & Ong, H. S. (2012). Placement effect of MEMS thermoelectric generator to harvest waste heat using shunt configuration for microprocessor. In 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 10-13). [6417079] (2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2012 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/SMElec.2012.6417079