We present a comparative leakage analysis of germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) FinFET and germanium on bulk substrate FinFET (Ge bulk FinFET) at device and circuit levels. Band-to-band tunneling (BTBT) leakage-induced bipolar effect is found to result in an amplified BTBT leakage for GeOI FinFET. Device and circuit designs to mitigate the amplified BTBT leakage of GeOI FinFETs are suggested. The effectiveness of various high threshold voltage technology options including increasing channel doping, increasing gate length and drain-side underlap for leakage reduction is analyzed.
- Band-to-band tunneling (BTBT) leakage
- Germanium-on-insulator (GeOI)