SEMICONDUCTOR MODELING
A sizable design effort, with considerable expense, goes into any IC. The foundation of your design is based upon the models being accurate. It’s important to inspect the foundation before starting design because inaccurate models “after the fact” are very costly. Effective Electrons can perform foundry model audits to help your team uncover potential problems and define model patches to get results quickly.

PROBLEMS WITH FOUNDRY (SPICE) MODELS
Foundry models, design kits and support data vary widely in quality. What the foundry and circuit designer see as important are frequently two different things. 

Here’s an example of the types of problems we found in one Foundry Model Set…

If you’re working with BSIM Transistor Models, here are
some issues you might encounter…

WHAT IS A MODEL AUDIT?
Analysis of the Simulation Models Used in IC Design
Verification that Models Represent Chip Design Goals
Identification of Potential Issues
Recommendations for a Fix
SOME MODEL FIX OPTIONS
Modification of Model
Modification of Methods
Supplemental “Patch” Circuits
Foundry Model Improvement Requests
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