We propose a compact model for nanosheet FETs that take the effects of quantum confinement into account. The model captures the nanosheet width and thickness dependence of the electrostatic dimension, density of states, effective mass, subband energies, and threshold voltages and includes them in the charge calculation, resulting in an accurate terminal charge and current characteristics. The model has been implemented using Verilog-A in the BSIM-CMG framework for all simulations. It has been validated with band-structure calculation-based TCAD simulations as well as measured data. We have also highlighted the significance of quantum mechanical effects on analog and RF performance of the device. © 1963-2012 IEEE.