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Agilent unrolls extraction solution for HV CMOS devices

Posted: 16 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HVMOS extraction package? HV CMOS devices? Agilent IC-CAP?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the availability of a new parameter extraction solution for high-voltage (HV) CMOS devices used in a range of automotive and consumer products, as well as LCD and display driver applications.

The HVMOS extraction package, for use with Agilent's Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform, enables engineers to model HV CMOS devices using Synopsys' HSPICE simulator, HVMOS Level 66 compact model.

Implemented as a compact model in HSPICE, HVMOS Level 66 compact model outperforms most other HVMOS model solutions in speed and convergence. The HVMOS model includes all relevant physical effects unique to high-voltage operation, including symmetric and asymmetric source and drain resistances, quasi-saturation, transconductance fall off at high-gate voltage, and self-heating effects. As a result, it allows HV CMOS devices to be modeled with unparalleled DC and capacitance modeling accuracy and simulation speed. HVMOS models are used by both analog and digital designers during circuit simulation.

With its advanced optimization, tuning and graphical features, Agilent IC-CAP now provides the best software environment for extracting the Level 66 model. An improved link from IC-CAP to Synopsys' HSPICE simulator facilitates the most efficient extraction of the HVMOS model using an optimized sequence of dedicated extraction steps.

In addition to its collaboration with Synopsys, Agilent recently opened a dedicated R&D device-modeling center in China. Both efforts reinforce Agilent's commitment to continue to provide a complete modeling solution to CMOS modeling engineers.

The Synopsys HVMOS extraction package and related documentation are available now at no additional cost to existing Agilent IC-CAP and Synopsys HSPICE customers under regular support. The Agilent 85199AL IC-CAP software environment and Agilent 85199BL IC-CAP analysis module, priced at $16,000 and $23,000, respectively, are prerequisites for running the extraction.

Agilent will be participating at the 7th Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan (ESC-Taiwan) and the 15th EDA & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition (EDA&T-Taiwan on August 23-24 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

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