Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-13
In simulating integrated circuits the process of defm- ing models to represent component behavior is required. Depending on the models available within a simulator, the integrated circuit being designed and the phase of the design cycle, a merent set of models will be required. For example, during the design of an analog integrated circuit the first simulation phase is to establish or obtain the functional requirements. This requires a "quick and dirty" less accurate simulation model. The goal is to achieve functionality as soon as possible. Once the &mc- tionally has been achieved, parametric considerations then need to be met, thus a more complex and more accurate model.