Combined BEM/FEM substrate resistance modeling

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Combined BEM/FEM substrate resistance modeling
For present-day micro-electronic designs, it is becoming ever more important to accurately model substrate coupling effects. Basically, either a Finite Element Method (FEM) or a Boundary Element Method (BEM) can be used. The FEM is the most versatile and flexible whereas the BEM is faster, but requires a stratified, layout-independent doping profile for the substrate. Thus, the BEM is unable to properly model any specific, layout-dependent doping patterns that are usually present in the top layers of the substrate, such as channel stop layers. This paper describes a way to incorporate these doping patterns into our substrate model by combining a BEM for the stratified doping profiles with a 2D FEM for the top-level, layout-dependent doping patterns, thereby achieving improved flexibility compared to BEM and improved speed compared to FEM. The method has been implemented in the SPACE layout to circuit extractor and it has been successfully verified with two other tools. Categories and ...
Eelco Schrik, N. P. van der Meijs
Added 13 Nov 2009
Updated 13 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2002
Where DAC
Authors Eelco Schrik, N. P. van der Meijs
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