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By Arijit Raychowdhury1, Charles Augustine1, Yunfei Gao1, Mark Lundstrom1, Kaushik Roy1
1. Purdue University
Estimate circuit level performance and power of novel devices
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Version 1.3.3 - published on 28 Mar 2016
doi:10.4231/D3XK84R5B cite this
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09 Jun 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
While PETE doesn’t do anything that cannot be achieved by using different modeling codes, it is an extremely convenient and fast tool.
I used it to study hypothetical devices and their affect on circuits. My approach was as follows, assuming that anything is possible I wanted to know which device improvement would benefit circuits the most. As such I dialed in different mobilities, subthreshold slopes, DIBL, threshold voltages and Vdd. Such a sensitivity analysis is very useful in the times of extremely high cost of device development.
My only wish is that the circuit part would more open-ended and would allow to import their own critical path circuits.
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