As of now, organic transistors are typically designed directly by the industries and suppliers for technology. The development of complex circuits, however, necessarily requires the transition to an overarching design community, from technology companies to IP providers for system components. Requirement for this are standardized compact models for organic field-effect transistors (OFET). In network simulators, these models allow for the analysis of complex circuits within an acceptable computation time. The demand for numerical efficiency requires sophisticated research with regards to which physical effects are to be taken into consideration for modeling and which are to be neglected. These compact models must be compatible with conventional tools for circuit design, guaranteeing an overarching development cycle as it is the case for state-of-the-art silicon technology nowadays.
In our Organic Electronics laboratory, compact models for OFET are developed to facilitate the design process of organic electronics. Our primary focus lies on miniaturized NMOS components, allowing for switching frequencies in MHz range. This constitutes the foundation for the cost-efficient design of circuits for mobile communications apps utilized in individual components – in the very sense of IoT (Internet of Things).