Toshiba Announces Availability of Highly Accurate SPICE Models

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 27, 2022

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Toshiba Announces Availability of Highly Accurate SPICE Models

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announced the availability of highly accurate G2 SPICE models allowing designers to simulate the performance of their designs before committing to hardware.

Alongside Toshiba’s existing G0 SPICE models that emphasize computational speed over accuracy, the new range of G2 SPICE models is now accessible to simulate transient characteristics more accurately.

In the world of power electronics and automotive design there is a demand for preliminary performance predictions of the EMI performance and power dissipation of the entire system. This leads to a demand for SPICE models for power semiconductors that can predict power conversion efficiencies, EMI, and other relevant parameters.

These new G2 SPICE models for discrete power devices are created using the macro model format, combining multiple compact models to match the structure of the device, representing the electrical characteristics with a few non-linear elements and a continuous arbitrary function. With this approach, switching simulations are more accurate and closer to actual measurements by improving the reproducibility of the high-current-domain characteristics of the ID-VDS curve, including the voltage-dependent characteristics of the parasitic capacitance.

Now available, the G2 models cover low voltage MOSFETs (12V-300V) and medium to high voltage MOSFETs (400V to 900V). Versions are available for PSpice and LTSpice.

For more information, visit Toshiba’s website,

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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