This publication describes systems and techniques directed to handling overheating in a wireless-communication device. A wireless-communication device, e.g., user equipment (UE), includes an overheating manager application. Under certain circumstances in a dual connectivity environment, where the UE is connected to a master node (MN) providing access to master cell group (MCG) and also connected to a secondary node (SN) providing access to a secondary cell group (SCG), a processor of the UE executing the overheating manager application directs the UE to perform operations to mitigate overheating local to the UE. Such operations may include the UE detecting the overheating condition and transmitting a degraded SN signal-quality measurement report for an SN carrier frequency, resulting in the UE being released from a state of dual connectivity. Such operations may also include the UE detecting the overheating condition and transmitting a degraded SN signal-quality measurement report for a portion of an SN carrier frequency, resulting in the UE being released from a state of dual connectivity using the portion of the SN carrier frequency.
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Wu, Chih-Hsiang, "Handling Overheating in a Wireless-Communication Device", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 12, 2019)