Authors: L.B. Sipahi, B.A. Myers and T.J. Sanders
Affilation: Intersil Corporation, United States
Pages: 173 - 172
Keywords: modeling, simulation, statistical design, wireless communications, semiconductor IC manufacturing
The goal of this project is to develop a structured methodology for achieving a design of a block of circuit in an IC which is more compliant to the specification using a multiple simulation approach. This has been accomplished by developing a statistical design and simulation methodology. This methodology has been demonstrated by simulating a Bipolar Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) circuit using micro-level semiconductor device parameters and associated manufacturing process parameters for the circuit parameters of interest. The physics-based device and process models are then coupled with proprietary statistical simulation software (STADIUM") to create a robust circuit design which gives rise to a more compliant product with higher yields.