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Author Huang, Jiale ♦ Zhu, Minhao ♦ Yang, Shengqi ♦ Gupta, Pallav ♦ Zhang, Wei ♦ Rubin, Steven M. ♦ Garretn, Gilda ♦ He, Jin
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Carbon nanotube field-effect transistor ♦ Computer-aided design ♦ Electronic design automation ♦ Physical design
Abstract In this article, we present a graphical Computer-Aided Design (CAD) environment for the design, analysis, and layout of Carbon NanoTube (CNT) Field-Effect Transistor (CNFET) circuits. This work is motivated by the fact that such a tool currently does not exist in the public domain for researchers. Our tool has been integrated within Electric a very powerful, yet free CAD system for custom design of Integrated Circuits (ICs). The tool supports CNFET schematic and layout entry, rule checking, and HSpice/VerilogA netlist generation. We provide users with a customizable CNFET technology library with the ability to specify λ-based design rules. We showcase the capabilities of our tool by demonstrating the design of a large CNFET standard cell and components library. Meanwhile, HSPICE simulations also have been presented for cell library characterization. We hope that the availability of this tool will invigorate the CAD community to explore novel ideas in CNFET circuit design.
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-08-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 3
Page Count 20
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 20


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