The Simulation Standard, Silvaco’s technical journal for semiconductor process and device engineers is beginning its 30th year of publication. The latest issue has just been released and it outlines a complete power device design flow using the Victory suite of TCAD simulation solutions – Victory Process, Victory Mesh, and Victory Device.
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The MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today.
As process nodes continue to shrink, the requirement for additional physics-based simulation is gradually creeping into each stage of the design process. By way of illustration, Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) simulations are becoming more atomistic in nature, SPICE models are becoming process aware to take account of localized strain effects, and back or middle end of line (BEOL or MEOL) parasitics are moving from exclusively two-dimensional (2D) rule-based solutions to full 3D structure field solvers for numerous critical sections of the layout.
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This webinar provides an overview of Silvaco’s TCAD tools. It introduces Silvaco’s process and device simulation capabilities for wide bandgap materials. In addition, various practical examples are demonstrated and discussed, such as SiC JBS diodes and GaN FETs.
The power electronics (PE) market is growing rapidly, driven by the accelerating demand of EV and HEV vehicles. Power devices lend themselves to design and manufacturing innovations at the transistor-level to improve device performance and reduce development and production costs. Silicon-carbide (SiC), gallium-nitride (GaN), and other wide bandgap materials have started to replace silicon in high-voltage power devices.
By this definition, any SPICE simulator qualifies as a smart design tool, but what about versatility? SmartSpice has had over 30 years of product development and is the Swiss Army knife of circuit simulators, with wide applicability to different CAD design flows.