Developing a Common Compact Modeling Platform for Model Developers and Users

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With the recent advance of CMOS technology to the 32nm range, there is a major concern to continue the scaling roadmap. Many new devices have been proposed, but selecting the right structure is not a simple task. A lot of activities have been devoted to develop compact models for the unconventional nano-transistors, in particular, Multigate CMOS. While the different groups have spent a lot of effort to develop compact model for Multigate CMOS devices, not much attentions have been devoted to the interface to circuit simulators. In this presentation, an effort to develop a common compact model development platform form and standard is described. It will be followed by a discussion on how the accelerated technology development may impact the traditional modeling methodologies. A new paradigm to incorporate modern software engineering methodology to shorten model development cycle will be discussed.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational & Photonics
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 533 - 536
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: WCM - Compact Modeling
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5827-1