Chapter 15. Temperature Analysis

Chapter Outline

15.1. Temperature Coefficients185
15.2. Running a Temperature Analysis186
15.3. Exercises188
Exercise 1188
Exercise 2191
A change in temperature can affect the performance and characteristics of a circuit. The components most affected by a change in temperature include semiconductors, resistors, capacitors and inductors. All of these components have an inbuilt temperature dependence model parameter such that performing a temperature sweep will change component and subsequent circuit behavior.

15.1. Temperature Coefficients

For a resistor, the change in its nominal value due to a change in temperature is defined as:
TC1 – linear temperature coefficient (ppm/°C),
TC2 – quadratic temperature coefficient ...

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