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Semiconductor Modulex

DC Characteristics of a MESFET

In a MESFET, the gate forms a rectifying junction that controls the opening of the channel by varying the depletion width of the junction. In this model we simulate the response of a n-doped GaAs MESFET to different drain and gate voltages. For a n-doped material the electron ... Read More

Surface Trapping in a Silicon Nanowire Gate-All-Around Device

A gate-all-around MOSFET consists of a nanowire with a gate electrode wrapped around the circumference. Since the entire nanowire forms the channel, this configuration provides the best possible electrostatic control of the channel and offers a good candidate for the miniaturization of ... Read More

Programming of a Floating Gate EEPROM Device

This model calculates the current and charge characteristics of a floating gate Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) device. A stationary study demonstrates the effects of varying the charge stored on the floating gate by computing Current-Voltage curves as a ... Read More

A Cross-Bridge Kelvin Resistor Model for the Extraction of Specific Contact Resistivity

This benchmark example builds two models of a cross-bridge Kelvin resistor used for extracting the specific contact resistivity. The first model simulates the system in 3D, using the contact resistance feature built in the Semiconductor interface. The other model is a 2D approximation of ... Read More

Small-Signal Analysis of a MOSFET

This model shows how to compute the AC characteristics of a MOSFET. Both the output conductance and the transconductance are computed as a function of the drain current. Read More

Trench-Gate IGBT 2D

In this first half of a two-part example, a 2D model of a trench-gate IGBT is built, which will be extended to 3D in the second half. In general, it is the most efficient to start with a 2D model to make sure everything works as expected, before extending it to 3D. The Caughey-Thomas ... Read More

Forward Recovery of a PIN Diode

This tutorial simulates the turn-on transient (forward recovery) of a simple PIN diode, based on the book "Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices" by B. J. Baliga (p. 242, 2008 edition). The diode is current driven with a constant ramp rate of 1e9, 2e9 and 1e10 A/cm^2/sec and a ... Read More

Reverse Recovery of a PIN Diode

This tutorial simulates the turn-off transient (reverse recovery) of a simple PIN diode with an inductive load, loosely based on the book "Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices" by B. J. Baliga (p. 256, 2008 edition). Unlike the book, which assumes an initial constant current ramp ... Read More

Density-Gradient and Schrödinger-Poisson Results for a Silicon Inversion Layer

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the density-gradient formulation to include the effect of quantum confinement in the device physics simulation of a silicon inversion layer. This formulation requires only a moderate increase of computational resources as compared to the conventional ... Read More

Vortex Lattice Formation in a Rotating Bose–Einstein Condensate

This tutorial model solves the Gross–Pitaevskii Equation for the vortex lattice formation in a rotating Bose–Einstein condensate bound by a harmonic trap. The equation is essentially a nonlinear single-particle Schrödinger Equation, with the inter-particle interaction represented by a ... Read More