Learn about the fundamentals of nanoelectronics in a set of broadly accessible short courses. Selected semester courses in the nanoHUB-U format are also available at nanoHUB-U.
Annual summer schools address nanoelectronics from science to circuits and systems. (2014 NEEDS Summer School on Spintronics is now available.)
This workshop presented a tutorial introduction to the Matlab-based compact model development platform being developed at UC Berkeley.
Compact models must get the physics right, work reliably over bias, geometry, and temperature, interact properly with the circuit simulators in which they are implemented, run efficiently, and follow impeccable software development practices. This workshop will be a detailed deep-dive into an industrial strength Verilog-A code for the R3 model for JFETs, diffused resistors, and polysilicon resistors. Do not think that a “resistor” is a trivially simple device to model: real resistors are affected by depletion pinching, velocity saturation, and self-heating, and to properly account for all of these effects, while ensuring no unphysical model behavior, is not trivial. But it is not as complex as a complete MOS or bipolar transistor model – so is ideal as a training vehicle for compact modeling.
Seminars on a variety of topics in nanotechnology – from materials to compact models to circuits, systems, and applications.
The MVS Nanotransistor Model: A Primer (Lundstrom)
Xyce – An Open Source SPICE Engine (Keiter)
Silicon MEMS + Photonic Systems (Bhave)
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors (Weinstein)