How to Accurately Measure and Validate S-Parameters for Transistor Modeling

Blog Post created by KeysightEEsofEDA Employee on Jul 14, 2016

New video from Franz Sischka shows how to verify s-parameters for obtaining reliable device models. After a quick recap of the network analyzer basics, this video presents a step-by-step guide to master S-parameter measurements, and to get accurate and verified data right the first time.



Download his IC-CAP project here and get started on your own design:


Topics covered:
- measurement of the DC bias contact resistance
- evaluation of the right RF signal power to not overdrive the transistor
- S-parameter calibration and verification
- verification of the de-embedding dummy structures
- identification of self-heating problems during S-parameter measurements
- examples of accurate S-parameter measurements