Open source circuit simulation tools for RF compact semiconductor device modelling

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

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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 behavioral 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 MOSEFT modelling, focusing in particular on analogue/RF applications. The paper discusses links between compact models and design methodologies, finally introducing elements of compact model standardization. The open source CAD 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 RF model performance is evaluated and compared with experimental results for 90nm 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 Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Mike Brinson
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 12:19
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2018 12:19


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