Open-source circuit simulation tools for RF compact semiconductor device modelling

Grabinski, Wladek, Brinson, Mike, Nenzi, Paolo, Lannutti, Francesco, Makris, Nikolaos, Antonopoulos, Angelos and Bucher, Matthias (2014) Open-source circuit simulation tools for RF compact semiconductor device modelling. International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, 27 (5-6). pp. 761-779. ISSN 0894-3370

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MOS-Modelle und Parameterextraktion Arbeitskreis (MOS-AK) is a European, independent compact modelling forum created by a group of engineers, researchers and compact modelling enthusiasts to promote advanced compact modelling techniques and model standardization using high-level behavioural modelling languages such as VHDL-AMS and Verilog-A. This invited paper summarizes recent MOS-AK open-source compact model standardization activities and presents advanced topics in metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor modelling, focusing in particular on analogue/radio frequency applications. The paper discusses links between compact models and design methodologies, finally introducing elements of compact model standardization. The open-source computer-aided design tools Qucs, QucsStudio and ngspice all support Verilog-A as a hardware description language for compact model standardization. Latter sections of this paper describe a Verilog-A implementation of the EKV3 MOS transistor model. Additionally, the simulated radio frequency model performance is evaluated and compared with experimental results for 90 nm CMOS technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAD; GNU; Qucs; QucsStudio; ngspice; compact modeling; EKV3; RF; MOSFET; Verilog-A
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 18:21
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 18:21

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