As the functionality of thermal simulators gets more and more complex, measurement
techniques also improve. Thermal engineers face and increasingly difficult task to
make the right selection from the existing tools. In this paper the applicability
of the JEDEC JESD 51-1 static measurement method is compared to mainstream simula-tion
tools, especially MCAD or EDA embedded CFD solu-tions. Both techniques are opposed
to each other in terms of required time and other expense factors. In this paper we
discuss when different aspects of trade-offs to be made between thermal simulation
and physical testing.