DC Operating Point, I-V Curve TraceAuthor: Nate TurnerDescription: This tutorial demonstrates how to print the DC-Operating Point as well as trace theI-V curves for a transistor in the tsmc 180nm process. Also, it demonstrates how to save a statefor the ADE.1. Press i to Add Instance Browse tsmc18 under Library column
2. Under Category select Mosfet Mosfet 4T nmos3v Symbol, after selectingsymbol an outline of the device will appear on the schematic. Left click to place in theschematic3. M0 will appear on the schematic, hit ESC to prevent placing copies. Select the transistorand press q, change the length to 1u, and the width to 2u, as seen in the picture aboveand hit OK
4. Now press i Browse analogLib Sources Independent vdc symbol place two of these on the schematic.5. Repeat step (4) but go to analogLib Sources Globals gnd symbol place onschematic.**Tip: If you accidently hit a bindkey, and you’re not sure what is happening try hitting ESC afew times to reset.
6. Press w (wire) to draw the connections between the two voltage sources and thetransistor as shown in the picture above.
7. Select voltage source V1 and press q and change the DC Voltage to VGS8. Repeat step (7) for source V0, but label the DC Voltage as VDS
9. Go to File Check and Save, or hold shift and hit x (Shift X)
10.Go to Launch ADE L. If a prompt appears asking whether you want to check outa license for ADE XL, select Always.
11.Once the Analog Design Environment (ADE) has been launched, select Variables Copy from Cellview, notice that in the Design Variables, VDS and VGS have now appeared.Click on the Value column for each of the variables and set them both to 2 V.
12.13.Go to Analyses Choose dc Save DC Operating Point OKClick the Green Arrow (Netlist and Run)
14.After the simulation finishes go to Results Print DC Operating Points, andthen on the schematic select M0. The Results Display Window should now display all the ofthe operating parameters for the transistor. This is very useful in determining region ofoperation, current, threshold voltage, parasitic capacitances, etc.15.Additionally, you can then annotate these parameters on the schematic by goingto Results Annotate DC Operating Points. The default annotations will show up next tothe transistor. To change these defaults you can go to View Annotations Setup,selecting in the Annotation Settings for the following Library: tsmc18, Cellview: type *mos*(wildcard mos wildcard)
16.Then go to Global Parameters DC Operating Point. After selecting this youcan change which parameters are displayed by clicking in the “Expression” column. You needto double click to get the down-arrow to appear to select which parameter to display.
17.Go back to the ADE and Click Outputs To Be Plotted Select on Design. Andthen click the drain terminal of the M0 Transistor. A red circle will appear around the terminaland in the Outputs section of the ADE you will see MO/D appear – This is the current throughthe drain of the MOSFET.18.Now double click on the dc analysis and select Design Variable under sweep. Thenclick Select Design Variable Click VDS OK. Under Sweep Type Select Linear StartStop Start 0, Stop 4 Step Size 0.2 OK.
19.Go to Tools Parametric Analysis. Make the settings match what is shown in thepicture above – Variable: VGS, Range Type: From/To, From: 0, To: 5, Step Mode: Linear Steps,Step Size: 1.20.Click the Green Arrow In the Parametric Analysis Window
21.A plot with several traces of Id vs. VDS should appear.
22.Exit the graph, and go back to the ADE and go to Session Save State Cellview.Under Cell, select the name of the cell you are in. The name of the state is whatever you wantit to be, in this example it is labeled IV Curve Tracer. Additionally, you can add a description.** Some useful bindkeys: f – fit, right-click and drag a box around area you want to zoom into, m– marker
DC Operating Point, I-V Curve Trace Author: Nate Turner Description: This tutorial demonstrates how to print the DC-Operating Point as well as trace the I-V curves for a transistor in the tsmc 180nm process. Also, it demonstrates how to save a state for the ADE. 1. Press i to Add Instance Browse tsmc18 under Library column