Open Source TCAD (Help! xD)

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by annbarbie01, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. annbarbie01

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    I am planning to test different devices (scr, mos, bjt, etc.) and see how it will perform during high voltage and current surges (ESD-related). I was told to search for open source TCAD device simulator and found several on the net. Can you give any suggestions on what i should use? Something that requires minimal programming ( i don't have much knowledge in it). Thank you in advance! :)

    P.S. I found gss (Genius) but the installation steps really seem complicated. I'm planning to look for something else. I am still a student so I only look for open source. I can't afford to pay for any licensed program. xD Thanks!
     
  2. crutschow

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    Simulators don't generally simulate the effects of high voltages and current surges or ESD effects.
     
  3. annbarbie01

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    Then maybe something where I can measure the temperature in each part of the device? Like, 'Oh, the silicon in this part has reached 1600 degrees. It's past the melting point so I assume it's destroyed.' Something like that? :)
     
  4. annbarbie01

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    2D will do. As long as it can perform transient simulations and time-domain simulations. :)
     
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