Some news from EDN:
Agilent Technologies recently announced a new version of IC-CAP
(integrated circuit characterization and analysis platform) for
high-frequency device characterization and modeling, offering parameter
extraction, data analysis, instrument control and interface
responsiveness. This announcement actually includes two noteworthy topics:
GaN and Python.
Angelov-GaN is an industry-standard compact device model for GaN
semiconductor devices. Since GaN devices typically operate at high
power, it is important to be able to model thermal issues and their
impacts on device characteristics. Designers working with GaN quickly
realized that GaAs models were not good enough. Fortunately, Prof. I.
Angelov at Chalmers University of Technology developed his Angelov-GaN
model as an alternative.
In its IC-CAP 2013.01, Agilent has
fully embraced the Angelov model with the W8533 Angelov-GaN extraction
package. An interface lets users execute a step-by-step extraction flow
to obtain model parameters. A turnkey flow aims to provide a quick-start
modeling of GaN devices. Roberto Tinti, device modeling product manager
with Agilent EEsof EDA explained that the company developed the
extraction package in conjunction with some Japanese and US GaN
partners, but he was unable to reveal company names.
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