PSU’s Gildenblat Partners with Xpedion in PSP Model
Xpedion Design Systems Inc. has formed a partnership with
Dr. Gennady Gildenblat, co-developer of the public domain
PSP model. Gildenblat, professor of electrical engineering
at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), co-developed the
PSP model with Philips. Gildenblat will work with Xpedion
to provide PSP parameter extraction for Xpedion modeling services.
The Compact Model Council (CMC) selected the PSP model as
the next generation industry standard CMOS transistor model,
succeeding current industry standard BSIM3 and BSIM4 models.
The PSP model significantly advances the state of the
art in compact MOSFET modeling and is made possible by recently
found practical solutions of several long-standing mathematical
problems of compact modeling, said Gildenblat. Parameter
extraction and training provided by Xpedion makes the model
available for immediate engineering applications.
The PSP model is suitable for RF applications because it incorporates
all small-geometry and stress effects found in the best compact
models, while being fully symmetrical and non-singular. The
PSP also contains several features not available in other
compact models, such as accurate and physical gate current
description, output conductance of halo-doped devices, and
the most complete noise model, accurately accounting for velocity
saturation and channel-induced gate noise. PSP also offers
an extensively verified unified non-quasi-static (NQS) model,
which is available for accurate simulation of both RF and
large-signal transient analysis and offers the most accurate
reproduction of higher order harmonics in the drain current.