College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Ben Hawkins, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


This project created a user manual on how to generate an easily configurable and implementable Spice model for Field Effect Transistor (FET) devices created in the Cal Poly clean room. The document contained step by step procedures depicting the proper execution techniques and example results for different experiments required to gather the proper information for these models. This testing methodology was shown for finding the numerous different device parameters of a FET, including the I-V curves, threshold voltage, and subthreshold current values. The manual then described how to transfer this data into a new Spice model to allow for simulation of the fabricated devices. The instructions provided ensured an accurately simulated recreation of the device’s experimentally gathered values in circuits. All this culminated in the parameterization of a previously made BioFET device whose characterization results served as the aforementioned example data during the testing procedures, and a Spice model which was customizable and closely resembled its real world counterpart.