Can anyone explain me what is difference between monte carlo simulation under ADE XL and a normal simulation under ADE L. I am working on single electron transistor. Number of research papers tell that they have simulated it using monte carlo simulation and the results have been obtained using single electron device simulator known as SIMON.
Please tell me, if I simulate the same single electron transistor model under cadence, would it make any difference or it can't be simulated in cadence.
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The normal simulation in ADE-L is just a single simulation based on preset
parameter values. Monte Carlo simulation in ADE-XL is a series of simulation
(e.g. 100 independent simulations) that usually uses random Gaussian values for
certain parameters. This is to model the random nature of the changes in
parameter values during mass production of a chip.
I googled "single electron device simulation spectre" and seems to
get quite a number of results. E.g.
http://tinyurl.com/csosyxcFrom the abstract of the following paper, it seems that there should not be a problem in using a spice/spectre mode lto describe the single electron circuit:http://www.researchgate.net/publication/27348209_Simulation_of_single-electron_tunnelling_circuits_using_SPICE
If you have the appropriate models, I think it should be fine. Sorry that I
don't have any info on the difference between spectre/SIMON results. If you are having problems with the simulation, perhaps you can re-examine your model or contact your local Cadence support for more help. Hope that this info is useful for you. : )