The Target Modeling Package, from Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), is the first commercially available package that extracts models from semiconductor manufacturing process targets. The Target Modeling Package, which is an option for the 2008 release of Agilent’s Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software, enables designers to develop device-simulation models earlier in the design cycle for faster overall IC design. The Agilent Target Modeling Package is available for prices starting at approximately $27,000.
The Agilent Target Modeling Package is designed specifically for extracting Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) device models from semiconductor process targets. Process targets are a simplified set of electrical quantities that conveniently describe the performance and behavior of a semiconductor technology. CMOS devices are used in a wide range of consumer products such as microprocessors, memory and communication applications.
The Target Modeling Package has a Windows(r)-style graphical user interface for importing and managing data from Excel spreadsheets, running simulations and creating data plots and automatically generated, customizable HTML-based reports. Designers also can add their own methods-, model- and circuit-definitions to the package. As with all IC-CAP extraction packages, the Target Modeling Package includes direct simulation support for Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software, as well as support for Cadence Design Systems’ Spectre and Synopsys’ HSPICE simulators.
Agilent’s IC-CAP is a software environment for extracting models from Process Control Monitor data for new semiconductor manufacturing processes and for re-centering existing simulation models to account for shifts in more mature processes.
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