| A Physically Based Accurate Model for Quantum Mechanical Correction to the Surface Potential of Nanoscale MOSFETs |
Karim, M. A. Haque, A.
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, United International University, Dhaka;
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
By Rick Nelson, Editor-in-Chief -- EDN, 12/22/2009Berkeley Design Automation Inc has announced AFS RF (Analog FastSpice radio frequency), which Chief Operating Officer Paul Estrada calls the industry’s first true Spice-accurate noise-analysis tool for RF circuits. AFS RF accurately analyzes nanometer-scale device noise impact for all types of prelayout and postlayout circuits, ensuring early insight into its impact on performance, power, and area.
Before the emergence of AFS RF, designers had to use limited-spectrum RF tools that can only approximate device noise impact on RF circuits, Estrada explains. Such approximations are increasingly inaccurate with decreasing process geometries, often becoming grossly inaccurate in nanometer-scale circuits. Circuits with sharp transitions, such as switched-capacitor filters, charge pumps, and dividers; high-frequency circuits, such as RF front-end blocks; and oscillators are especially sensitive to these inaccuracies. Without accurate analysis, designers must include expensive design margin or risk missing specifications in silicon.
Using the industry’s first full-spectrum device-noise-analysis engine, Analog FastSpice RF provides true Spice accuracy for every run. For complex circuits, it is five to 10 times faster than traditional RF tools that can only approximate device-noise effects. AFS RF features the DNA (device noise-analysis) Advisor to characterize DNA requirements, high-capacity periodic-steady-state analysis for greater than 100,000-element postlayout circuits, full-spectrum periodic-noise analysis with true Spice accuracy, full-spectrum total oscillator-device-noise analysis capability with phase and amplitude noise, and harmonic balance for fast single-tone analysis of moderately nonlinear circuits.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
The fifth School of Micro and Nanoelectronics will take place from October 1 - 9, 2010, in the facilities of Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica of Universidad de la República del Uruguay and Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
CAMTA - CUMTA 2010 [www.eamta.com.ar]
The Conference section of the School will take place on Thursday October 7 and Friday October 8, 2010. All papers will be presented in poster format, to stimulate discussion and feedback. Tutorials will be in charge of distinguished lecturers.
Contact Information: For the 2010 edition of EAMTA, Dr. Fernando Silveira and Dr. Alfredo Arnaud will be the General Chairs: [eamta.ar (at) gmail.com]
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've seen five interesting papers in the current issue of the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields (Volume 23, Issue 2, 2010.):
Implementation of the symmetric doped double-gate MOSFET model in Verilog-A for circuit simulation Joaquín Alvarado, Benjamin Iñiguez, Magali Estrada, Denis Flandre, Antonio Cerdeira http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122527099/abstract Published Online: 30 Jul 2009 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.725 Pages: 107-126 New RF extrinsic resistances extraction procedure for deep-submicron MOS transistors J. C. Tinoco, J.-P. Raskin http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122581374/abstract Published Online: 1 Sep 2009 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.726 Pages: 127-139 Modelling CoolMOSC3 transistor characteristics in SPICE Krzysztof Górecki, Janusz Zar?bski http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122580694/abstract Published Online: 1 Sep 2009 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.727 Pages: 140-150 The compact d.c. electrothermal model of power MOSFETs for SPICE Janusz Zar?bski http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122582111/abstract Published Online: 1 Sep 2009 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.728 Pages: 151-163 Simple and accurate approaches to implement the complex trans-conductance suited for time-domain simulators for small-signal and large-signal table-based models Seyed Majid Homayouni, Dominique Schreurs, Bart Nauwelaers http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123242581/abstract Published Online: 15 Jan 2010 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.740
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This year the conference will be organized in Wroclaw, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. It is located in southwestern Poland, 160 km from Germany and 120 km from the Czech Republic. It is well equipped with communication facilities: international airport, railways and highways, so is quite easy to get there.
As in previous years the papers should be prepared following the paper formatting requirements, however the format may be corrected till the final paper versions deadline (May 15th, 2010). The paper registration and updates should be proceeded by your personal account at the conference web page after log on.
With further questions please contact Dr. Mariusz Orlikowski, the MIXDES 2010 Conference Secretary.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. The call is open until filling the positions.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
January 18, 2010
Advance Program available on-line
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
- Duration three years ( it could be extended to a fourth year)
- Salary 1300 € per month plus medical insurance
- Support for attending conferences
- Free registration in the Electronic Engineering Master courses, shared between the UIB and the UPC (see the web)
Requirements of the candidates:
- Graduate on Electronic Engineering, Physics or equivalent.
- Interested in developing a career in research
Contact: Prof. Eugenio Garcia Moreno (eugeni.garcia in the server uib.es)
The call is expected to occur in January 2010, but you can find information about the previous call (2009) about deadlines, conditions, requisites, etc. in this page.
Advances in manufacturing technologies of CMOS integrated circuits have enabled obtaining the shrinkage of the device dimensions together with higher working frequencies at the expense of a greater dispersion in their characteristics. The impact of process variations specially affects the performance specifications of the analog and RF sections.
The main objective of this project is to develop design methods that allow to construct inherently robust circuits against manufacturing process variations. We intend to approach the problem from previous results already obtained by our group in predictive test. This test strategy consists in estimating the circuit performance parameters from indirect measurements, an approach easier to implement than by means of the standard methods.
The proposed solution consists, first, in implementing the elements to carry out the test process on the own chip; this is the well-known Built in Self Test technique. Then, the results of the predictive test are used to modify, either the value of a circuit element or the own structure of the circuit, with the aim of optimizing some of their performance specifications. Hence, self-adjustable or reconfigurable circuits are obtained.
Although the concept can be applied to any anlog circuit, its implementation has to be tailored for each kind of circuits. Initially it will be applied to two circuits: a low pass filter for a RF receiver (self-tuning) and a pipeline analog to digital converter (reconfiguration). Nevertheless, all through the project we will seek new objective circuits.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
We want to get one fellowship for a Ph D student position in the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona , Spain. The subject of the Ph D would be o the development of new techniques of characterization and modeling of nanoscale semiconductor devices, in particular III-V transistors. It will be related to two European projects in which the hosting group participates.
The duration of the grant will be 4 years. The monthly salary will be 1000 Euro/month.
Candidates cannot be Spanish citizens nor residents in Spain. However, it is required that they
have at least a basic knowledge of the Spanish language.
The candidate should have a Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Physics. A good background in Semiconductor Physics, Semiconductor Devices, or Integrated Circuit Design will be highly appreciated.
Applicants must send to my e-mail address (email@example.com), and by January 17 2010, a CV together with
a copy of the academic certificates indicating the grades obtained for all subjects during their studies.
Tarragona is a medium city (100000 inhabitants) with a pleasant Mediterranean climate and many recreation opportunities (nice beaches, theme parks, nature preserves, mountain hiking, touristic resorts and facilities). It is located 100 km Southwest of Barcelona, and it is very well connected by train, bus, highways and even low cost flights from its own airport.
My research group in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is one of the strongest groups in compact modeling in Europe. We are leading one European project on compact modeling of semiconductor devices (in which a total of 15 European universities and companies participate).
Additional information about the University and the department can be found at: http://www.urv.cat/ and sauron.etse.urv.es.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The IEEE Electron Devices Society is sponsoring coming MOS-AK/GSA
Workshop to be held in cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering,
Sapienza Università di Roma. The MOS-AK/GSA Workshop is HiTech forum
to discuss the frontiers of the electron devices modeling with
emphasis on simulation-aware models. Original papers presenting new
developments and advances in the compact/spice modeling and its
Verilog-A standardization are solicited. Suggested topics include (but
are not limited to):
* Compact Modeling (CM) of the electron devices
* Verilog-A language for CM standardization
* New CM techniques and extraction software
* CM of passive, active, sensors and actuators
* Emerging Devices, CMOS and SOI-based memory cells
* Microwave, RF device modeling, high voltage device modeling
* Nanoscale CMOS devices and circuits
* Technology R&D, DFY, DFT and IC Designs
* Foundry/Fabless Interface Strategies
On-line abstract submission is open with the deadline on Feb. 15, 2010
Selected best MOS-AK papers will be published in a special issue of
the Microelectronics Journal:
Further details and updates: http://www.mos-ak.org/rome/
* Tarragona: June'10 www.compactmodelling.eu
* Wroclaw: June 24-26 www.mixdes.org/Special_sessions.htm
* Seville: Sept. 18 www.mos-ak.org