SI2 to standardize SPICE model for silicon-carbide MOSFET

May 03, 2021 // By Peter Clarke
SI2 to standardize SPICE model for silicon-carbide MOSFET
The Compact Model Coalition (CMC) working group of the Silicon Integration Initiative (SI2) has agreed to standardize a model for the behaviour of a silicon-carbide MOSFET.

Silicon-carbide offers higher efficiency and faster operation than silicon and has been adopted for several power applications including photovoltaic inverters and converters, industrial motor drives, electric vehicle powertrain and EV charging, and power supply and distribution. 

A CMC working group will oversee the model development with Analog Devices, Cadence Design Systems, Infineon, Qualcomm, Siemens EDA, Silvaco and Synopsys set to participate.

"I'd encourage companies with a stake in silicon-carbide devices to join this effort and help guide selection of the model which best represents their intended use," advised Peter Lee, chair of the CMC.

Now in its 25th year, the Si2 Compact Model Coalition provides semiconductor manufacturers, designers, and simulation tool providers a means to pool resources to fund standardization and optimization of standard compact SPICE models and standard interfaces to promote simulation tool interoperability.

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