Jul 8, 2013

[repost nanobuff] On compact modeling

Posted on June 27, 2013 on nanobuff
"While the modeling industry is full of software solutions for all sorts of things in the operation of electronics from the very low to the very high level, there seems to be very sparse tools for simulating radiation effects. This would be normal if there was little interest or public research on the subject, but that is not the case. The models are out there, most of the basic concepts have been examined lots of decades ago, so what is stopping the industry? I really don’t know and I will not even try to answer.

Having said that, I would also like to state that compact modelling, in the case of radiation effects, is at least beneath me. I recently found this old compact modelling project. It is like a plugin to the Silvaco software. How would a compact modelling platform work in the ever-reducing dimensions of today? Things get fairly uncertain below 0.1 ยตm gate lengths. We need 3D, we need quantum models etc. just for the operation. And for the radiation part? That is now a materials science problem, I guess. And if you decide to go Monte Carlo, that’s even more demanding. The problem seems to be a “chicken and egg” one. We need more processing power to be able to simulate our next generation electronics that will give us more processing power."

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Jul 5, 2013

Third Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems

Time: October 28 - 29, 2013
Place: Sutardja Dai Hall, UCB, California, USA

Message from Symposium Organizers
Once again, we look forward to hosting another Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems, a forum that we founded in 2009. Biennially, we bring together researchers who are working on breakthrough improvements in energy efficiency for information processing systems. Our goal is that the Symposium continue to be a venue for the attendees to gain an integrated perspective of the challenges and advances in this domain of technology through sessions that cover the entire food chain, from devices to systems. As in the two previous symposia, we expect that the academic setting of UC Berkeley will encourage open exchanges of ideas, and foster closer cooperation and collaborations among the researchers.

For the first time, we welcome IEEE Electronic Devices Society as a technical co-sponsor. Also new, the 2013 Organizing Committee is issuing a Call for Papers. These changes are intended to broaden participation at the Symposium, thereby furthering the Symposium's goal of fostering information exchanges and collaborations.

We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems.

Eli Yablonovitch, Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
Jeffrey Bokor, Co-Chair, Organizing Committee

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Jul 4, 2013

URSI-C Commission Workshop (Kawasaki)

Theme: "Simulation Techniques for wireless communication integrated circuit design" 

Sponsored by:
  • IEEE MTT-S Japan Chapter 
  • IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter 
  • IEEE VT-S Japan Chapter 
  • IEEE SSC-S Japan Chapter 
Date and time: Friday, 12:30 to 16:30, July 05, 2013
Location:  Toshiba Science Museum (directions from Komukaitoshiba town)
Entry fee: Free

12:15 - 12:30 Reception
12:30 - 13:15 Toshiba Science Museum tour
13:30 - 13:40 Opening Remarks Masahiro Morikura (Kyoto University)
13:40 - 14:20 "High frequency modeling of the MOSFET, including the process variation" Yoshitomi Sadayuki (Toshiba)
14:20 - 15:00 "Challenges and Solutions for RFIC Realization"  Sugaya Hidehiko (Cadence Japan)
15:00 - 15:10 Break (10 minutes)
15:10 - 15:50 "Methodology for substrate coupling analysis with high frequency accuracy" Sotiris Bantas (Helic, Inc.)
15:50 - 16:30 "Behavioral technology of RF transceiver circuit" Takahiro Kikuchi (Agilent Technologies)
16:30 Closing
17:30 - social gathering

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