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

Grabinski, Wladek and Brinson, Mike and Nenzi, Paolo and Lannutti, Francesco and Makris, Nikolaos and 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
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Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 18:21
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 18:21

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