Monday, February 14, 2011

Is SPICE good enough for tomorrow's analog?

by Nagel, L.W.; McAndrew, C.C.;
IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM 2010),
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/BIPOL.2010.5668096
Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 106 - 112

"The answer to the question posed in the title is an emphatic yes! Because SPICE is fairly general purpose and is not tied to any particular technology (not even only semiconductors), SPICE will play a significant role in the design of integrated circuits for a long time. SPICE will not be used to simulate billion transistor circuits, of course, but instead it will play a key role in developing the devices, device models, building blocks, and behavioral models for the building blocks for the billion transistor chips. SPICE will continue to play the role of the foundation of the integrated circuit design infrastructure." [Nagel, L.W.; McAndrew, C.C.]

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