NEEI 6332 / EE 240 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits
Like your previous analog IC courses, we will make extensive use of SPICE simulation in this class. Each homework assignment will have a SPICE simulation portion that will require you to run HSPICE (or other SPICE variant). If you do not have access to SPICE, you can run it on our instructional machines.
You are encouraged to use the variant of
SPICE that is used in your company, but it must support the advanced modeling
required in this course. The experience you gain in the class will be more
directly applicable to your professional needs if you use the tool your
colleagues are using. Note, however, that limited support will be
available from the teaching staff for CAD tools. This is especially true for
tools other than HSPICE and AWAVES. Using local tools will also be faster
and, generally, less frustrating as you will not have network congestion
causing problems. Some students have had problems with company
firewalls which prevents them from logging into
HSPICE and AWAVES are available through UC Berkeley's instructional support group, and each student will be provided with an account at the student's request (email the consultant). See information below to get started
· HSPICE manual (downloadable PDF files)
If you have questions or problems running HSPICE, contact the course consultant. If there are administrative issues with the instructional clusters, contact root@cory.
Information about connecting over the network can be found at http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html. It includes information about downloading SSH for free and about using X Windows. You can get help via email to root@cory or call Kevin if you are really stuck (510-643-6141).
These models are 0.18u CMOS models derived from public information about a standard CMOS process.