Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Compact Modeling Chapter 13

Xsim: A Compact Model for Bridging Technology Developers and Circuit Designers

Authors: X. Zhou

Affilation: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Pages: 710 - 714

Keywords: compact model, deep-submicron MOSFETs, parameter extraction, technology development, circuit simulation

This paper describes the ideas and philosophy behind a new compact model (CM) for deep-submicron MOSFETs, called Xsim, which has been developed from scratch over the past few years. Similarities to and differences from existing popular models are pointed out. The opinions on many controversial debates in the CM field are given. The ultimate goal of the CM development in the context of technology/circuit modeling and optimization is outlined.

ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1
Pages: 764