Semiconductor Device Modeling for SPICE Simulation
Device Characterization and SPICE Model Extraction
As device geometries get smaller, it is increasingly more critical for technologists to use accurate models and control statistical variations in device processing performance. Circuit designers need models that can accurately predict DC behaviors, as well as RF and noise behaviors. Different process technologies require a variety of models that can be quickly adapted to the unique processes. With modeling measurements taking hours or even days, measurement control software must also work with probers and instruments to allow automated measurements across temperature.
Silvaco’s Utmost IV is the industry’s premier solution to address these challenges for the characterization and modeling of cutting-edge CMOS and compound semiconductor devices. It provides an easy-to-use, database-driven environment for the characterization of semiconductor devices and the generation of accurate, high-quality SPICE models, macro-models and Verilog-A models for analog, mixed-signal and RF applications.
Modeling for New Technologies
Today engineers who develop novel new semiconductor devices face a new challenge. Where circuit engineers use existing, standarized SPICE compact models to fit the behaviour of their transistors, no physical model is able to fit the behaviour of these new devices. Developing physical models is very complex and time consuming. TechModeler adresses this issue through an innovative Verilog-A blackbox compact modeling approach. TechModeler modeling solution brings this missing piece and fills the lack of physical models thanks to its unique compact modeling technology.