SPICE-model of SiGe HBT Taking into Account Radiation Effects
A unified SPICE macromodel of the SiGe HBTs taking into account radiation effects is presented. It consists of two parts: 1) the standard core model (GP, VBIC, HICUM, MEXTRAM) selected by the designer; 2) an additional subcircuit taking into account the radiation-induced current and voltage shifts. The macromodel was included on SPICE-like simulators. The advantages of SPICE-RAD version of HBT model are: 1) high accuracy of description for device characteristics; 2) convenience to use for IC designers; 3) simplicity of parameter determination. The I-V characteristics of SiGe HBTs irradiated by gamma-rays, protons, neutrons, electrons are measured and simulated. The error for static characteristics is 10-15% and for dynamic characteristics is 15–20% in wide range of doses and/or fluencies.