• Link the IC-CAP Modeling Tool to External Simulators

    ICCAP - External Simulator interface  IC-CAP is a tool that enables modeling engineers to extract device model parameters using the simulator of their choice. For each model parameter extraction, measured data is...
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  • How to Import and Export CSV Data in IC-CAP

    Abstract The IC-CAP native data format, MDM is very comprehensive. All supported Inputs and Outputs data and related information are included in the saved file so that when importing the file back into IC-CAP, the Set...
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  • Tim’s Blackboard #8: Eye-opening Experience with CTLE

    Welcome to Tim’s Blackboard! This is the place to find discussions on interesting topics related to signal integrity and power integrity.   This week on Tim’s Blackboard is “Eye-opening Experien...
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  • How to Import and Simulate DC IV and S-parameters Pulsed Data with IC-CAP

    Pulsed measured data are key to investigate and model important effects such as thermal, trapping/memory. Due to self-heating, using a Pulsed System is sometimes the only way to measure large RF power devices. Pulsed ...
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  • Creating Verilog-A Models in ADS from VHDL-A Code: Part 2 - "All-in-one" Testbench

    In my previous post, showed you how to create the Verilog-A code for a component model. In this post I'll show you how to import the code into ADS. If you don't have access to ADS or you're not familiar with it, I sug...
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  • Using a Python Transform in WaferPro Express to Export Measured Data

    Since its introduction in 2015, WaferPro Express (WPE) has become the workhorse test executive for wafer level measurements and device characterization, combining the instrument automation of IC-CAP with wafer mapping...
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  • The Tower of Babel and PSPICE/LTspice Import

    The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) is a story to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages:     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel   The explanation of why the world's circu...
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  • What is PathWave?

    PathWave is the new design and test software platform from Keysight Technologies. It combines design software, instrument control, and application-specific test software in an open development environment.   Pat...
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  • Design a Smaller, Lighter, and Lower Cost Switched-Mode Power Supply

    Want to find out how to design a smaller, lighter, and lower cost switched-mode power supply? Please register for our Keysight Engineering Education (KEE) Webinar on this topic, that we will present on Wednesday Janua...
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  • Creating Verilog-A Models in ADS from VHDL-A Code: Part 4 - Derivatives

    In Part 1 we only translated a simple resistor. Let's look at a more complicated model, a diode with a junction capacitance that varies with voltage. Here is the model in VHDL-A, keywords in bold: library IEEE, ...
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  • Creating Verilog-A Models in ADS from VHDL-A Code: Part 5 - Verification

    When you create a Verilog-A version of a VHDL analog model, you'll want to verify that the two match. A convenient way to do this is to compare things like I-V curves, for example. The ADS simulator can place data for...
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  • Creating Verilog-A Models in ADS from VHDL-A Code: Part 3 - Shared Library

    In my previous post, I showed you the "all-in-one" method for adding your Verilog-A models to ADS. In this post, I'll show you another method called "shared library." It's a bit more work to set up...
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  • Creating Verilog-A Models in ADS from VHDL-A Code: Part 1 - Simple Resistor

    Verilog-AMS and VHDL-AMS are hardware description languages, capable of describing mixed-signal (i.e. analog and digital) hardware. In this series of postings, we’ll be talking about Verilog-A (i.e. the official...
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  • Computing the Derivative of I-V Data Using Python in IC-CAP

    IC-CAP comes with a powerful library of transforms and examples to help with model parameter extraction but when implementing custom analysis routines, it is sometimes necessary to use Python with external Python...
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  • Using Python to Access IC-CAP Objects and Data Structures

        IC-CAP comes with a powerful API for accessing internal variables and data structures. In what follows, we will illustrate an example of accessing a Setup's Inputs and Outputs to obtain parameter values...
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  • Using a Python VISA API within IC-CAP for Instrument Control

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the characterization software did not support the hardware you were trying to use?  Your tests may be complex, where the measurement conditions of your next ...
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  • Wide BandGap Semiconductors (WBG) - Why we should care.

    I'm sure most of you have heard about WBG semiconductors recently; specifically Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN).  The primary, but not exclusive, context was probably related to Power Electronics....
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  • STMicroelectronics & ESEO Design a 2.45 GHz Wireless Power Scavenging Circuit Using ADS

    Note: A more polished version of this Case Study is available in PDF format as STMicroelectronics & ESEO Use ADS To Design a 2.45 GHz Wireless Power Scavenging Circuit. There is also slightly different version: Ex...
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  • Tim’s Blackboard #2.5 The Arrival Time Inconsistency

    Welcome to Tim’s Blackboard! This is the place to find discussions on interesting topics related to signal integrity and power integrity.   This week on Tim’s Blackboard, I will resolve the arrival ti...
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  • Webinar: Designing Switched-Mode Power Supplies in the High di/dt Era

    Please register for a webinar I'm presenting Sept 6th, 2018 at 1PM EDT. The title is Designing Switched-Mode Power Supplies in the High di/dt Era. I hope you will attend!
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