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Impact of gate-to-source/drain overlap length on 80-nm CMOS circuit performance

Maitra, K and Bhat, Navakanta (2004) Impact of gate-to-source/drain overlap length on 80-nm CMOS circuit performance. IEEE Journal, 51 (3). 409-414 .

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Abstract

In this paper, we perform rigorous mixed-mode simulations on two-stage inverter circuit and sample-hold circuits, representative of digital, and analog applications, respectively. The impact of gate-source/drain overlap length on circuit performance in an 80-nm CMOS circuit is evaluated by varying the overlap length between 0 to 20 nm, while keeping the subthreshold leakage current constraint at 1, 10, and 100 nA/μm. Process variations about the nominal overlap length have also been accounted for. The stage delay and switch error are used as the performance metrics. The lateral peak electric field is used as the metric for the hot carrier reliability. It is demonstrated that the overlap length should be made as small as possible, in spite of the increase in series resistance, in order to get the best circuit performance and reliability.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ID Code:4066
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 06:35
Last Modified:07 May 2009 13:02

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