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Simulation Standard

Technical Journal

A Journal for Process and Device Engineers

BSIM3v3.2 Model Released in SmartSpice and UTMOST III

The latest Berkeley BSIM3v3.2 model of June 16 1998 is now available in the SmartSpice 1.5.5 release.Two BSIM3v3.2 implementations are supported in SmartSpice and UTMOST III.

HINTS AND TIPS – June 1998

Q: Can I draw tangents to circles in EXPERT?A: Expert supports several options for drawing sophisticated shapes. There are three ways to accomplish this task.

Optimum Standard Cell Layout Using Weighted Cycle Linear Placement

Placement and routing problems for integrated circuits are inherently interrelated and extremely complex from the algorithmic point of view. This complexity grows exponentially as the scale of integration increases.

Maverick: Hierarchical Netlist Extractor for PC Platforms

Maverick is a modern hierarchical netlist extractor, providing extraordinary efficiency as well as comprehensive features and ease of use. It runs on PC under Microsoft Windows NT providing unique productivity in processing of virtually any size VLSI/ULSI designs.


How can anti-reflective coatings be modeled when simulating photodetectors in ATLAS/Luminous? How can detection efficiency be plotted?

Calibrating Reverse Short Channel Effects in MOSFETs

This article focuses on the effects of process and modeling parameters on device electrical characteristics and uses the threshold voltage versus gate length of a n-MOSFET as an illustration.