• Simulation Standard Technical Journal

Simulation Standard

Technical Journal

A Journal for Process and Device Engineers

SmartSpice v.1.5.5 Release Notes

The latest Berkeley BSIM3v3.2 model of June 16 1998 has been integrated into SmartSpice 1.5.5. The Silvaco implementation of the Berkeley BSIM3v3.2 model can be invoked by specifying the model selector LEVEL=8 and the version selector VERSION=3.2 in the .MODEL definition. This version is now used as the default BSIM3v3 model. Older BSIM3v3 models can be invoked by specifying VERSION=3.0 or VERSION=3.1.

EKV MOSFET Model Version 2.6 Now Available in SmartSpice and UTMOST III

Silvaco now offers the EKV (ENZ, KRUMMENACHER, VITTOZ) MOSFET model version 2.6 originally developed in EPFL ("Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne" - Switzerland), as part of the SmartLib product-independent model library. This model is available within SmartSpice and UTMOST as level 44.

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.