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NASDAC - A new simulation tool for the electro-thermal analysis of bipolar devices: application to multi-finger AlGaAs/GaAs HBT's

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3 Author(s)
M. Macchiaroli ; Dept. of Electron. & Telecommun. Eng., Naples Univ., Italy ; V. d'Alessandro ; N. Rinaldi

In this paper a new simulation tool is presented, suitable to describe the electro-thermal behavior in multi-finger AlGaAs/GaAs devices. The program is based on a new analytical formulation to compute the device temperature distribution both for the steady-state and the transient case and incorporates an accurate electro-thermal physically-based model for the elementary transistor. The effect of the geometry of heat dissipating regions is accounted for. Thermal conductivity dependence on temperature and de-biasing effects across metallization layers are also included. Hence the simulator can be efficaciously used to enhance the thermal chip design, by means of illustrative comparisons between different structures.

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Microelectronics, 2002. MIEL 2002. 23rd International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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2002