Investigation of single-trap-induced random telegraph noise for tunnel FET based devices, 8T SRAM cell, and sense amplifiers

Ming Long Fan, Vita Pi Ho Hu, Yin Nien Chen, Pin Su, Ching Te Chuang

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the impacts of Random Telegraph Noise (RTN) caused by a single acceptor-type trap on Tunnel FET (TFET) based devices, 8T SRAM cell and sense amplifiers. 3D atomistic TCAD simulations accounting for the impact of localized/negatively-charged trap are utilized to assess the dependence of RTN amplitude (ΔID/ID) on trap location and device geometry. Our results indicate that significant RTN impact occurs for trap located near the tunneling junction. The device design strategies (thinner EOT, Wfin and longer Leff) to improve TFET device characteristics are found to increase the susceptibility to RTN. Furthermore, TFET-based standard 8T SRAM cell and several commonly used sense amplifiers including Current Latch Sense Amplifier (CLSA), Voltage Latch Sense Amplifier (VLSA), and single-ended large-signal inverter sense amplifier are examined using atomistic 3D TCAD mixed-mode simulations. The presence of RTN is shown to cause extra ∼16% variations in cell stability (at Vdd = 0.3V) and additional ∼80mV variation in offset voltage for sense amplifiers at V dd = 0.5V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Aug 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1541-7026

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period14/04/1318/04/13

Keywords

  • FinFET
  • Random Telegraph Noise (RTN)
  • Sense Amplifier
  • SRAM Cell
  • Tunnel FET (TFET)

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