With optimized devices, engineers can produce better semiconductor products and reduce the time to reach volume production, by decreasing the number of prototype wafers that need to be manufactured and characterized. Another benefit for fabless product engineers, is the ability to suggest improvements in the manufacturing process to their chosen foundry to improve yield and performance.
Typical device types for each kind of material are listed here:
- Silicon: LDMOS, IGBT, Bipolar, DMOSFET, Schottky Diode, Thyristor
- SiC – Diode, MOSFET, DMOSFET, IGBT
- GaN – Diode, Lateral HEMT, Vertical HEMT
Silvaco TCAD process and device modeling solutions allows users to virtually prototype realistic devices in 2D or 3D, and explore device performance in DC, AC and transient simulations. Additionally, the capability to pair a physics-based TCAD device (or devices) with a surrounding SPICE circuit allows users to explore the performance of their devices in realistic circuits.
To learn more about 2D/3D Device simulation, Process simulation and Design Technology Co-Optimization to improve power electronics go to our new Power Solutions page, where you will find a new whitepaper and other resources.
We also have an upcoming power electronics webinar by one of our technical experts, Dr. David Green:
SiC and Other Wide Bandgap Materials: From Process to Device Simulation
October 31st 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am (PDT)
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.