Novel methodology for reliability studies in fully-depleted SOI MOSFETs

Srinivasa R. Banna, Philip Ching Ho Chan, S. Simon Wong, Samuel K.H. Fung, Ping K. Ko

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A unified understanding on Fully Depleted SOI (FDSOI) N-Channel MOSFET hot carrier degradation is presented using a novel methodology and devices fabricated on SIMOX substrate. We measured traditionally reported front gate threshold voltage shift and de-coupled front and back gate threshold voltage shifts by accumulating the opposite interface. Interpretation of the experimental results are provided on floating body, bipolar breakdown and series parasitic source/drain resistance (Rds) debiasing effects on hot carrier degradation. At low drain bias, device degradation is dominated by the coupling of back interface degradation to the front interface. Back interface is degraded by the hole trapping and interface states generation simultaneously. Front interface is degraded by the interface states generation. At moderate drain bias, floating body induced shift in threshold voltage is dominant despite moderate front interface states generation. At high Vds, interface states generation at the back interface and the competing hole trapping and interface states generation at the front interface are observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual Proceedings - Reliability Physics (Symposium)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 35th Annual IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 8 Apr 199710 Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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