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IEEE T-ED
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A Two-Dimensional Numerical FET Model for DC, AC, and Large-Signal Analysis

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A numerical model is Presented allowing calculation of the dc, ac, and large-signal parameters of field-effect transistors (FET's). The numerical procedure is based on finite-difference approximations to the full time-dependent set of equations. The scheme presented uses centered difference quotients and an implicit treatment of the continuity equation. It is shown to be absolutely stable and accurate for time steps below 1 ps. A set of numerical data calculated for one typical example is compared systematically with experimental values. Excellent agreement between measured and computed values is found for the dc characteristics. Small-signal solutions, obtained by Fourier transform methods are also close to the empirical values. The good fit between experiment and numerical simulation is a thorough validation of both the physical model and the numerical procedure. Copyright © 1973 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1973

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IEEE T-ED

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