The methodology and software tools for multi-level thermal and electro-thermal design of electronic components is presented. The discussion covers 2D/3D constructions of: 1) discrete and integrated semiconductor devices; 2) monolithic and hybrid ICs; 3) MCMs and PCBs. The actual test validation through thermal measurement is demonstrated for all types of components.
A compact BSIMSOI-RAD macromodel for SOI/SOS CMOS transistors is developed that takes into account the radiation effects. An automated procedure for determination of macromodel parameters is described and shown to be useful for analyzing radiation hardness of CMOS IC fragments depending on the total absorbed dose. The simulation time is estimated.
An EKV-RAD macromodel for SOI/SOS MOSFET with account for radiation effects is developed using a subcircuit approach. As an addition to the standard version of the EKV model 1) radiation dependencies of parameters VTO, GAMMA, KP, E0 are introduced and 2) additional circuit elements to account for floating-body effects and radiation-induced leakage currents under static and dynamic radiation influence are connected. Maximum simulation error is 5–7% in the dose range up to 1 Mrad. It is shown that EKV-RAD spends less CPU time by 15–30% for analog and 40–50% for digital SOI/SOS CMOS circuits simulations compared to BSIMSOI-RAD model.