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4. Two-Dimensional Transient Simulation of Charge-Coupled Devices

Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) have a broad field of application in optical imaging and analog signal processing. Since their invention in 1970 the performance of CCDs, such as noise reduction, photo-sensitivity, resolution, power consumption, and clock frequency have been improved continuously. In contrast to this development simulation of CCDs, particular transient simulation, has not been practicable because of the high requirements on computational resources and simulation accuracy, hence only single CCD cells have been simulated [30][31].

This chapter presents two-dimensional transient simulations of several CCD cells with MINIMOS-NT. These simulations can be performed on a workstation within reasonable time [32].

Martin Rottinger