Can cellular automata methods compete with Monte Carlo semiconductor device simulations?

G. Zandler, A. Rein, M. Saraniti, P. Vogl, P. Lugli

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Abstract

A cellular-automaton (CA) approach for solving the Boltzmann equation is presented and applied to semiconductor device simulation. The comparison with Drift Diffusion and Monte Carlo (MC) algorithms shows the capabilities of the CA as a modelling tool, even in the presence of complicated geometries and hot carrier effects. With respect to the MC method, the CA exhibits a speed up of two orders of magnitude on scalar processors, coupled to a much more straightforward implementation on parallel processors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationESSDERC 1993 - Proceedings of the 23rd European Solid State Device Research Conference
EditorsJ. P. Noblanc, P. Gentil, M. Verdone, J. Borel, A. Nouailhat
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages21-28
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)2863321358
ISBN (Print)9782863321355
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd European Solid State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 1993 - Grenoble, France
Duration: Sep 13 1993Sep 16 1993

Publication series

NameEuropean Solid-State Device Research Conference
ISSN (Print)1930-8876

Other

Other23rd European Solid State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 1993
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period9/13/939/16/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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