Designers spend a lot of time looking at their layouts in 2D. This is done naturally because viewing in 2D is faster and simpler than in 3D. It helps that humans are good at extrapolating from 2D to 3D. Analysis software, such as extraction software also spend a lot of time looking at layouts in 2D. While this is fine for approximate results, it turns out that looking at the design this way is not accurate enough for a wide variety of target designs. Fortunately, there is an alternative offered by Silvaco that uses field solvers on 3D structures derived from layout data.
Using realistic 3D TCD structures for RC extraction may be new to many readers. Fortunately, Silvaco is offering a webinar on March 29[SUP]th[/SUP] that goes into depth on their preferred solution for highly accurate extraction. Dr. Garret Schlenvogt will present a detailed agenda covering an introduction to RC extraction and specifically the topic of solver based 3D extraction, while highlighting the important differences in approaches.
The webinar will also cover Silvaco’s solution from extraction through SPICE. Their solution works for devices, cells and interconnect – offering a versatile method to work at every level of critical designs. Their 3D structure generation takes advantage of Silvaco’s deep experience with TCAD.
This free webinar is going to be held at 10AM PST on March 29[SUP]th[/SUP]. It’s easy to register online through their website. This webinar will be informative to a wide audience, including circuit designers who need better RC parasitic information and also process and device engineers looking to improve their optimization efforts.
About Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA and IP provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design. Silvaco delivers a full TCAD-to- sign-off flow for vertical markets including: displays, power electronics, optical devices, radiation and soft error reliability and advanced CMOS process and IP development. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled its customers to bring superior products to market with reduced cost and in the shortest time. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has a global presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. www.silvaco.com