Dan Harmon, Sensing Business Development Director for Texas Instruments, writing for Electronic Design:
Many systems use thermistors or temperature sensors to monitor the temperature at key locations in the system. While this works fine, measuring the temperature means that we are monitoring a secondary or lagging indicator.
Interesting approach. The idea of measuring current rather than temperature for predicting thermal performance is a good one since it gets us closer to the root cause of head in embedded systems: power.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.