Impacts of random telegraph noise on the analog properties of FinFET and trigate devices and Widlar current source

Chia Hao Pao*, Ming Long Fan, Ming Fu Tsai, Yin Nien Chen, Vita Pi Ho Hu, Pin Su, Ching Te Chuang

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Abstract

We investigate the impacts of the single charged trap induced Random Telegraph Noise (RTN) on the analog properties of FinFET and Trigate devices. A comprehensive comparative analysis between FinFET and Trigate device is carried out for the trap located along the channel length and fin height direction employing 3D atomistic TCAD simulations, and the resulting impacts on g m, r o, f T and Wildar current source examined. The results indicate that Trigate device, with larger (smaller) fraction of electron current flowing near the bottom (top) region of the fin, suffers larger (smaller) RTN degradation when the trap is located at the bottom (top) region of the fin. As such, the RTN amplitude in Trigate device has broader dispersion and stronger dependence on the location of the trap compared with FinFET device. For trap positioned along the channel length direction, the single trap located near the source region has the largest influence on the output resistance (Δr o/r o) when the device operates at saturation region (V D= 1V), because the sensitivity of I D to ΔV D becomes higher as the potential barrier for carrier injection near the source is significantly perturbed. The variability of RTN Δg m/g m under fin Line Edge Roughness (LER) and Work Function Variation (WFV) is examined, and Trigate device is shown to exhibit larger nominal Δg m/g m and larger σ(Δg m/g m). The Widlar current source is used as an example to illustrate the impacts of RTN on analog circuit. The combinations of trapping/detrapping in the current source device and mirroring/output device, and the dependence of ΔI out/I out on their V GS difference are examined. The Trigate device exhibits larger ΔI out/I out and larger σ(ΔI out/I out), and the difference between Trigate and FinFET becomes more significant with decreasing gate over-drive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICICDT 2012 - IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2012
EventIEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology, ICICDT 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 30 May 20121 Jun 2012

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NameICICDT 2012 - IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology, ICICDT 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period30/05/121/06/12

Keywords

  • Analog Properties
  • FinFET
  • Random Telegraph Noise
  • Trigate

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    Pao, C. H., Fan, M. L., Tsai, M. F., Chen, Y. N., Hu, V. P. H., Su, P., & Chuang, C. T. (2012). Impacts of random telegraph noise on the analog properties of FinFET and trigate devices and Widlar current source. In ICICDT 2012 - IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology [6232841] (ICICDT 2012 - IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICDT.2012.6232841