Transistor Scaling: The Age of Innovation
30 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kaizad Mistry
In the 20th century transistor performance improvement was driven by dimensional scaling; dimensional scaling in turn was driven by scaling of the wavelength of light used for patterning. However, in the last decade, new and innovative techniques have been used to drive transistor performance and dimensional scaling forward. This talk will focus on some of the techniques that have been used to enable Moore's law over the last decade as well as the prognosis for future scaling.
A Quick Circuit Simulation Primer
25 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aadithya V Karthik
Those who write compact models for use in circuit simulation need a basic understanding of what goes on inside a circuit simulator. This presentation is a short introduction for beginners. It briefly covers how circuit equations (so-called Differential Algebraic Equations, DAEs) are built up and how they are solved to find the circuits' steady state solutions (by Newton Raphson iteration). It also discusses how circuits are defined (in netlist format), how different kinds of analyses (DC, AC, …
Xyce: An Open Source SPICE Engine
25 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Keiter
This presentation is an overview of Xyce, an open source, SPICE-compatible, high-performance analog circuit simulator, capable of solving extremely large circuit problems by supporting large-scale parallel computing platforms (https://xyce.sandia.gov). It also supports serial execution on all common desktop platforms, and small-scale parallel runs on Unix-like systems. In addition to analog electronic simulation, Xyce has also been used to investigate more general network systems, such as neural networks and power grids.
Writing Your First Verilog-A Compact Model
13 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Geoffrey Coram
This talk is directed at device engineers and researchers who need a SPICE-compatible compact model. The assumption is that you understand the physics of the device, you have a set of equations that describe the terminal characteristics, but you’ve never written a compact model before. Some practical advice is provided on how to write a model that is good enough for early stage circuit simulation and that can serve as a starting point for an industrial-strength compact model that circuit designers can use.
MVS 1.0.0 Nanotransistor Model (Silicon)
26 Aug 2013 | Compact Models | Contributor(s): Dimitri Antoniadis, Shaloo Rakheja
The MIT Virtual Source (MVS) model is a semi-empirical compact model for nanoscale transistors that accurately describes the physics of quasi-ballistic transistors with only a few physical parameters.