GaN HEMT SPICE Model Standard for Power and RF


Si2’s Compact Model Coalition is currently in the third phase of our process to define a standard model for GalliumNitride (GaN) High Electron-Mobility Transistors (HEMTs). These devices are currently used in high power switching and RF applications, where their power and speed sets them apart from most other technologies. We started with eight candidates, which have been down-selected to two remaining candidates, based on a set of technical requirements. In the current phase, member companies are asked to perform their own evaluations hopefully leading to a standard in 2016.


Samuel Mertens is working for Cadence Design Systems on the Spectre circuit simulator, after working at Ansoft, Ansys, Agilent and Keysight. He has been an active representative at the CMC since 2004, having chaired the CMC’s Standard Spice Language standard. Samuel graduated with a Physics Engineering (BS) degree from the University of Gent (Belgium) and the MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA).


CMC Q4 2016 Meeting Agenda




CMC Q2 2016 Meeting

CMC Q2 MeetingNXP Freescale


Thursday and Friday, June 9-10, 2016 

Meeting Location

NXP Semiconductors
6501 W William Cannon Drive
Austin TX  78735

Transportation to/from airport

There is no public transportation from the airport to the hotel; however, arrangements can be made by contacting Super ShuttleLyft, or Uber, or catching a taxi at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).


Sonesta Bee Cave
Hill Country Galleria shopping center
12525 Bee Cave Parkway
Bee Cave TX  78738

Room Block

A block of rooms will be available at the special rate of $US 149/night (plus tax). This rate and the room block expires on May 19.

To make a reservation by PHONE
Please call +1.855.463.3097, and use the group code, 0608SI2CON, to gain access to the special group rate.

To make a reservation ONLINE
Please use the link Si2 – Compact Model Coalition Meeting Room Block to gain access the group’s personalized online webpage and the special group rate.

Additional days
For those members who would like to book additional days, the hotel is providing the same preferred rate for several days before and after, subject to availability.  If you want to stay additional days before or after the room block dates, you will need to contact:

Robert Mendoza
Sales Manager
Phone: +1.512.483.5916
Mobile: +1.512.406.1876

Meeting Registration

CMC members in good standing must register for the meetings to attend.

Shuttle Service to Meeting

For members without their own transportation, a shuttle van will be provided to and from the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel to and from the CMC meetings on both days.