What is the difference between the compact and detailed PCB model in Icepak?
The Compact PCB Model includes:
o A Non-isotropic plate/block
o It uses effective in-plane and normal conductivities throughout the board.
o Icepak automatically calculates in-plane and normal conductivities based on the PCB layers information.
` The Detailed PCB Model includes:
o An FR4 plate or block, and
o Copper layers modeled as conducting thin plates and automatically created by icepak based on the layer information provided by users.
` Both the options assumed that all the internal layers are identical
For additional information, refer following section:
Icepak 12.1 User Guide -> Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) -> Types of PCBs