EKV 2.6 Documentation

  • “The EPFL-EKV MOSFET Model Equations for Simulation” can be downloaded as PDF file (133kB). 

EKV 3.0 Documentation

  • A. Bazigos, M. Bucher, F. Krummenacher, J.-M. Sallese, A.-S. Roy, C. Enz, EKV3 MOSFET Compact Model Documentation, Model Version 301.02, Technical Report, Technical University of Crete, 16 July 2008.
  • S. Yoshitomi, A. Bazigos, M. Bucher, “EKV3 Parameter Extraction and Characterization of 90nm RF-CMOS Technology” 14th Int.Conf. on Mixed Design, (MIXDES 2007), Ciechocinek, 21-23 June 2007
  • S. Yoshitomi, “Challenges of Compact Modeling for Deep-Submicron RF-CMOS Devices” 12th Int.Conf. on Mixed Design (MIXDES 2005), Krakow, Poland, 22-25 June 2005
  • A. Bazigos, M. Bucher, EKV3.0 Model Code, Parameters & Case Studies,
    Presentation at EKV Model Users’ Group Meeting and Workshop, November 4-5 2004, EPFL, Lausanne.

HV-EKV Presentation

  • ‘The HV-EKV MOSFET Model’ CMC Meeting, Boston 8th May 2006
  • W.Grabinski, T.Gneiting “Power/HVMOS Devices Compact Modeling” ISBN: 978-90-481-3045-0 (2010)



  • EKV in design libraries:
Vendor Process Docs
Atmel Complex Mixed-signal 1.0 um BiCMOS Technology BiCMOS2
Atmel Digital & Mixed-signal 0.5 um CMOS SCMOS3EE
Atmel Digital & Mixed-signal 0.5 um CMOS EPROM/OTP SCMOS3E
Atmel High Speed SiGe BiCMOS RF UHF6S
Atmel Smart Power Bulk process BCDMOS-III
Atmel Smart Power SOI process SMARTIS1
Atmel HVCMOS, embedded memory at35.7k
EM Marin Low Power 0.5 um CMOS
EM Marin Low Power 0.35 um CMOS
EM Marin Low Power 0.18 um CMOS
MHS-Electronics Complex Mixed-signal 1.0 um BiCMOS Technology BICMOS2SC
MHS-Electronics Digital & Mixed-signal 0.5 um CMOS SCMOS3EE
MHS-Electronics Digital & Mixed-signal 0.5 um CMOS (high temperature) SCMOS3E
MHS-Electronics Digital & Mixed-signal 0.5 um CMOS (high radiation tolerance) SCMOS3RT
Telefunken Semi High Speed BiCMOS RF  UHF6S (TS)
Telefunken Semi 0.8um Smart Power SOI SMARTIS1 (TS) SMARTIS1 (TS)
Telefunken Semi 0.35um Smart Power SOI  AT76k (TS)
Telefunken Semi 0.8um, 700V Smart Power bulk  TS700V
Toshiba CMOS2 0.18um Logic Base eDRAM internal use
Toshiba CMOS3 0.13um Cu Interconnect internal use
Toshiba CMOS4 90nm Low-k internal use
Toshiba CMOS5 65nm Stress control Low-k II internal use
  • EKV in simulators:

 Simulator  Version*  EKV2.6 LEVEL EKV3.0 LEVEL  Comments
ADS 2003C Verilog-A Verilog-A example [wg]
Altium 6.5 8   Released Aug.30 2006
AMI-Spice 3.7a 23   released
APLAC 7.30h EKVMOS   to be announced
AVOSpice 1.82.0805 Verilog-A Verilog-A  
ELDO 4.6 44 (UPDATE=2.6) 61 Verilog-A in beta
Golden Gate 4.0 ekv ekv3  
HSIM 2.0 55 Verilog-A  
IntuSoft ICAP/4     shipping
LTspice/SwitcherCAD III 1.09p 12   free download
MacSpice 3f5p10 44   free download
MI-SUGAR 0.4.4 44   Mac OSX
Micro-Cap 8.0.0 44   available now
MINIMOS-NT 2.0 Devices.{N;P}MosEkv   with selfheating
NanoSpice 1.1 55    
Nexxim 1.0 55 Verilog-A  
NG-Spice rev.17 Verilog-A Verilog-A free download
PSPICE [*] 9.0 5 thru XML-ADMS  
Qucs 0.0.14 Verilog-A Verilog-A  
SABER 4.3.2      
SIMetrix 4.1 44   released Feb 2002
SmartSpice 1.5.5.R 55    
SMASH 4.1 5 ekv3 and Verilog-A released 5.13
Spectre 4.43 ekv Verilog-A tested at LEG
SpectreRF 6.0 ekv Verilog-A  
Spice-Opus 2.04 44 Documentation
SPICE3 3f5 Verilog-A Verilog-A tested [wg]
Star-Hspice 98.4 55 Verilog-A also CML libs
Synopsys 98.4 55 Verilog-A also CML libs
T-Spice 11 44 or 55 Verilog-A also CML libs
TopSPICE 6.9 44 or 55    
TRANZ-TRAN 3.5      
WinSpice 1.03.02 44   free download

(*) first implementation
We are supporting the model coded in VHDL-AMS and Verilog-A.  Using the EKV Verilog-A code the ekv 2.6/3.0 models have been implemented into number of the GNU and commercial simulations tools including listed above. The code is available on request, just contact us!


  • EKV in parameter extraction systems:
 System(*)  EKV Version 2.6 EKV Version 3.0 Comments
 Accelicon  tba tba contact info
 Aurora 1999.2 contact info
 BSIM2EKV EKV2.6 (Smash 5.13 compatible) contact info
 IC-CAP EKV2.6 Modeling Package EKV3.0 Toolkit IC-CAP MOSFET Support contact info
 MOSTXX EKV2.6 Modeling Example contact info

(*) first implementation