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Creating Inflections: DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative
09 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: William Chappell
Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance
22 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Teherani
Many in the microelectronics field view tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) as society’s best hope for achieving a > 10× power reduction for electronic devices; however, despite a decade of considerable worldwide research, experimental TFET results have significantly...
A Short Overview of the NEEDS Initiative
06 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The talk is a brief overview of the program that discusses the rationale, status, and plans for NEEDS.
A Tutorial Introduction to Negative-Capacitor Landau Transistors: Perspectives on the Road Ahead
04 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In this talk, I use a simple graphical approach to demystify the device and explain why the experimental results are easy to misinterpret. Since the NC-FET is just a special case of a much broader class of phase-change devices and systems (e.g., transistors, memories, MEMS, logic-in-memory...
The Deployment and Evolution of the First NEEDS- Certified Model — MIT Virtual Source Compact Model for Silicon Nanotransistors
04 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Shaloo Rakheja
In my talk, I will walk you through the fundamental steps involved in developing compact models, using the MVS model as an example. From the “lessons learned” in the process of MVS release in 2013 and its subsequent updates, I will provide a checklist of good practices to adopt while...
NEEDS Compact Model Development Process - v0.1
17 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
The Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation (NEEDS) effort is focused on creating compact models for nanoelectronics. The process involves a new Berkeley Model Development Environment (MDE) tool (https://nanohub.org/tools/mde) and other infrastructure on nanoHUB.org. This seminar describes...
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMS-CMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of IBM’s SOI CMOS process, without any post-processing or packaging will be described. ...
Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations
10 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Joachim Knoch
Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source contact will be elaborated on.
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges to realizing a nanotube-driven digital technology will be covered.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
21 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jaijeet Roychowdhury
With NEEDS introduction by Mark Lundstrom. This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury
The presentation is a gentle introduction to compact models, basic circuit simulation concepts, and flows for developing compact models. The roadmap for the NEEDS-SPICE platform, being developed to ease the process of developing simulation-ready compact models for novel nanodevices, is briefly...
Guidelines for Writing NEEDS-certified Verilog-A Compact Models
This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models. For more about the history of Verilog-A and additional guidelines for writing Verilog-A models, see the presentation by Drs. Geoffrey Coram and Colin McAndrew.
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform nanoelectronic materials and device research into electronic systems – physics-based compact models for...
Verilog-A: Present Status and Guidelines
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Geoffrey Coram
Verilog-A is the standard language for compact model development and implementation.This talk provides some background on the rationale for and development of Verilog-A,summarizes the current status of the language, and provides a short introduction andsome tips for writing good compact models in...
From Lilienfeld to Landauer: Understanding the nanoscale transistor
30 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The talk is organized around the so-called Virtual Source model of the MOSFET and will show how the traditional view of the MOSFET (which dates from the 1960s) can be adapted to todays nanoscale transistors in a physically insightful and simple way. The talk aims to show that understanding the...