PISCES-2ET device simulation program is developed based on the IIB version of Stanford's well-established PISCES code and a carrier energy transport (ET) model proposed by Prof. R. W. Dutton's research group at Stanford. Its simulation capability for device electrical characteristics has been expanded from silicon and GaAs to cover major compound materials commonly used in high-speed heterostructures and optoelectronic devices. Since the program considers also the lattice thermal effect--another form of energy transport, it is named as 2ET version.

The new features of PISCES-2ET as compared to IIB version are summarized as follows:


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Principal Developers

Z. Yu, D. Chen, L. So, and R. W. Dutton



Computer System Requirement

Hardware platform: currently available on SUN SparcStation and HP 9000 workstations. Will be available in IBM RS 6000 and DEC stations upon request
Operation System: UNIX or UNIX-like OS (such as HP-UX)
Languages: FORTRAN 77 and C
Memory requirement: 16MB main memory and at least 24MB hard disc space available


The documentation on Pisces-2ET and Its Application Sub-Systems can be read here .

Zhiping Yu, Lydia So
CISX 335
Integrated Circuits Laboratory
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4075