Qucs: a GPL software package for circuit simulation, compact device modelling and circuit macromodelling from DC to RF and beyond

Brinson, Mike and Jahn, Stefan (2008) Qucs: a GPL software package for circuit simulation, compact device modelling and circuit macromodelling from DC to RF and beyond. International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices, Networks and Fields: Special Issue: Modelling of High‐Frequency Silicon Transistors (Invited paper), 22 (4). pp. 207-319. ISSN 0894-3370

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Abstract / Description

The ‘Quite universal circuit simulator’ (Qucs) is an open source circuit simulator supporting Verilog‐A compact model standardization. This paper describes a number of compact semiconductor device and circuit macromodelling techniques that have been implemented in recent Qucs releases, stressing those techniques that are not found in SPICE 2g6 or 3f5. It also introduces a novel hierarchical approach to Verilog‐A compact model and circuit macromodel construction based on non‐linear equation‐defined devices, linear‐controlled sources and noise generators embedded in subcircuits. To illustrate the new approach, the properties and models of a number of components with electrical and non‐electrical characteristics are described. These models demonstrate how recent trends in open source simulation technology use embedded equations as integral elements in component and physical process models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quite universal circuit simulator (Qucs), equation­-defined device modeling, compact semiconductormodels, circuit macromodels, Verilog­-A
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Mike Brinson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 10:45
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 10:45
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5269

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