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Mixed-Mode Multi-Dimensional Device and Circuit Simulation

  • J. Litsios
  • S. Müller
  • W. Fichtner

Abstract

A mixed-mode device and circuit modeling environment has been developed that allows the combined simulation 1D, 2D and 3D devices together with SPICE-like circuit elements. The work is based on the device simulator Simul [1] as well as the circuit simulator CAzM [2]. By extending Simul to handle simultaneously more than one device as well as giving it access to the circuit simulator’s functionalities it has been possible to combine both simulators’ features into a single program (1D, 2D, 3D devices, extensive physical models for power devices, thermal-electric effects and all basic SPICE models).

Keywords

Gate Voltage Domain Decomposition Anode Voltage Linear Solver Circuit Simulator 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Litsios
    • 1
  • S. Müller
    • 1
  • W. Fichtner
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Systems LaboratoryETH-ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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