Optimization of the anti-punch-through implant for electrostatic discharge protection circuit design

Yi-Ming Li*, Jam Wem Lee, Simon M. Sze

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Abstract

In this study, an optimal anti-punch-through implant for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices is investigated. By solving a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic (HD) device model as well as a lattice temperature equation numerically, the current density, carrier temperature, and parasitic capacitance of four different device structures are analyzed and compared for suppressing short-channel effects, reducing device heating, and improving ESD robustness simultaneously. The structure difference among these four devices is the location of anti-punch-through implantation; that is: (a) the Type 1 device is the control device without anti-punch-through implantation; (b) the Type 2 device is the device with anti-punch-through implantation under the source/drain extension; (c) the Type 3 device, with anti-punch-through implantation under the deep source/drain junction; and (d) the Type 4 device, with anti-punch-through implantation surrounding all junctions. By comparing these four device structures, we find that the Type 4 device not only has a lower electron temperature (and hence good thermal immunity) but also has a larger current density under an applied high bias. Therefore, this device maintains a higher driving capacity without producing a higher amount of heat and is suitable for the ESD protection device application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2152-2155
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume42
Issue number4 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • 2D HD simulation
  • Anti-punch-through implant
  • Electron temperature
  • ESD protection device

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