Designing 0.5 v 5-nm HP and 0.23 v 5-nm LP NC-FinFETs with Improved IOFF Sensitivity in Presence of Parasitic Capacitance

Harshit Agarwal*, Pragya Kushwaha, Juan Pablo Duarte, Yen Kai Lin, Angada B. Sachid, Huan Lin Chang, Sayeef Salahuddin, Chen-Ming Hu

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Negative capacitance field effect transistor (NCFET) is designed in 5-nm FinFET node, which simultaneously meets the low-power and high-performance targets of ION and IOFF at Vdd = 0.5 V and Vdd = 0.23 V, respectively, while the international roadmap for devices and systems (ITRS 2.0) projected Vdd is 0.65 V for both. The impact of power supply and parasitic capacitance on the performance of NCFET is studied. It is demonstrated that NCFET can be designed for fluid subthreshold swing (SS) behavior such that SS is degraded around Vgs = 0, Vds = Vdd, and is improved in the subthreshold region. This helps in combating OFF-current variation due to the threshold voltage fluctuations. A compact model to determine such design conditions is presented. Parasitic capacitance and the ferroelectric material parameters should be cooptimized for the target Vdd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1216
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • FinFET
  • low power (LP)
  • sub-60 mV/decade

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