Analytical Compact Model in Verilog-A for Electrostatically Actuated Ohmic Switches
Nowadays, electronics face a challenge regarding the power consumption of integrated circuits (ICs). There is a need for new devices that can provide improved switching capabilities. The downscaled electrostatically actuated ohmic switch, as a (re)emerging device, is a promising candidate to meet this need. To bring such a device seamlessly into IC design, it must be accompanied by an accurate, fast and robust analytical compact model. The development and the main characteristics of such a model are described within this paper. Extensive numerical simulations and measurements have been used to validate the model.
This work was supported by the European 7th Framework Programme under Grant FP7-NEMIAC 288670
Record created on 2014-05-02, modified on 2016-08-09