Meeting the design challenges of the nano-CMOS electronics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

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Publications

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Alan Murray (Author) (2009) Integrating RTS Noise into Circuit Analysis

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Clayton T (2011) An implementation of a spike-response model with escape noise using an avalanche diode. in IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems

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Hamid N (2008) Time-Domain Modeling of Low-Frequency Noise in Deep-Submicrometer MOSFET in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers

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Tong Boon Tang (2010) Methodology of Statistical RTS Noise Analysis With Charge-Carrier Trapping Models in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers

 
Description Circuit designers in analogue design companies can now build simulations of silicon processed that do not yet exist into simulations in order to better design future chips and thus maximise their performance and cost-effectiveness.
Exploitation Route They have been taken forward via SFC funding and now form part of the design cycle for Wolfson Microelectronics (now part of Cirrus).
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics

 
Description That deep-sub-microns devices can be modelled atomistically and that the results can be used to develop simple circuit models that chip designers can use.
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Scottish Funding Council
Amount £470,000 (GBP)
Funding ID StatDes 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2011 
End 10/2014
 
Description Advanced simulation of future silicon devices 
Organisation Wolfson Microelectronics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Translation of atomistic simulations of DSM devices into SPICE-like circuit simulation
Collaborator Contribution Provision of design flow and examples to test the methodology
Impact None - results confidential to Wolfson Microelectronics
Start Year 2009