Tools for Materials Characterization


SYMMIC Application Notes

Using a FET Template for Thermal Analysis

This note demonstrates that using SYMMIC for thermal analysis is just about as fast as using a spreadsheet, so you won't be wasting time setting up finite element problems.
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Simulations versus IR and micro-Raman Spectroscopy

Obviously, SYMMIC lets you know about temperature problems with a design a lot faster than building devices and taking measurements, but you might be surprised to learn that expensive measurement systems don't get close to measuring the peak temperatures reported by SYMMIC.
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Comparing SYMMIC to ANSYS and TAS

SYMMIC outperforms competing thermal simulators, giving you the fastest turnaround in the industry.
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Epi-Layer Effects on Peak Temperatures

Is your current thermal analysis ignoring critical details due to erroneous assumptions? This application note shows how a thin epi-layer can have a big effect on peak junction temperatures.
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The Cooling Effects of Passivation

Are you considering all the potential places where your design might see a cooling benefit? SYMMIC can tell you how a passivation layer might improve thermal performance, which is something no spreadsheet analysis can do.
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g-Family Device Templates

Device models for a generic high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) process can be easily used together to layout an entire MMIC amplifier because all of these templates use the same stack-up for package, substrate, and epi-layers. Thermal analysis of a large MMIC, containing temperatures at over 270 million locations, is computed by SYMMIC in less than an hour using high performance computing (HPC) resources available to all users through Amazon Web Services.
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Electro-Thermal Analysis using SYMMIC with Microwave Office

Closed-loop electro-thermal analysis uncovers temperature effects on the operating characteristics of a MMIC design.
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Flip-Chip Thermal Analysis

Use SYMMIC to explore the effect of solder bump locations on thermal performance.
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List of Worked Examples

A detailed summary of worked examples available on the website.
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Creating a Template for a Packaged Device

Slide presentation of the structure of a SYMMIC device template in the context of developing a thermal model of a chip in a SOT-608 package. Example templates at a few stages of the construction are available in the zip file.
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