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High-performance processor die temperature monitoring

 

Power management in high-performance processors, such as CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and FPGAs is typically complex. With thermal monitoring these systems can not only initiate a safe system shutdown but also leverage temperature to dynamically adjust performance. To enhance system reliability and maximize performance, it is often desirable to monitor processor temperature. Higher temperature will activate a cooling fan, modify system clock, or should the processor exceed its thermal threshold, quickly shutdown system completely.