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A versatile CMOS transistor array IC for the statistical characterization of time-zero variability, RTN, BTI, and HCI

Author
Diaz Fortuny, J.; Martin, J.; Rodríguez, R.; Castro Lopez, R.; Roca, E.; Aragones, X.; Barajas, E.; Mateo, D.; Fernández, F.; Nafría, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
IEEE journal of solid-state circuits
Date of publication
2018-01-01
Volume
54
Number
2
First page
476
Last page
488
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2018.2881923 Open in new window
Project funding
Multilevel approach to the reliability-aware design of analog and digital integrated circuits
Towards Trusted Low-Power Things: Devices, Circuits and Architectures
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/126049 Open in new window
URL
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8563053 Open in new window
Abstract
Statistical characterization of CMOS transistor variability phenomena in modern nanometer technologies is key for accurate end-of-life prediction. This paper presents a novel CMOS transistor array chip to statistically characterize the effects of several critical variability sources, such as time-zero variability (TZV), random telegraph noise (RTN), bias temperature instability (BTI), and hot-carrier injection (HCI). The chip integrates 3136 MOS transistors of both pMOS and nMOS types, with eigh...
Citation
Diaz Fortuny, J., Martin, J., Rodríguez, R., Castro Lopez, R., Roca, E., Aragones, X., Barajas, E., Mateo, D., Fernández, F., Nafría, M. A versatile CMOS transistor array IC for the statistical characterization of time-zero variability, RTN, BTI, and HCI. "IEEE journal of solid-state circuits", 1 Gener 2018, vol. 54, núm. 2, p. 476-488.
Keywords
Aging, Bias temperature instability (BTI), CMOS, Degradation, Hot carrier injection (HCI), Negative BTI (NBTI), Positive BTI (PBTI), Random telegraph noise (RTN), Reliability, Statistical characterization, Variability.
Group of research
HIPICS - High Performance Integrated Circuits and Systems

Participants

  • Diaz Fortuny, Javier  (author)
  • Martin Martínez, Javier  (author)
  • Rodríguez Martínez, Rosana  (author)
  • Castro López, Rafael  (author)
  • Roca Moreno, Elisenda  (author)
  • Aragones Cervera, Xavier  (author)
  • Barajas Ojeda, Enrique  (author)
  • Mateo Peña, Diego Cesar  (author)
  • Fernández Fernández, Francisco V.  (author)
  • Nafría Maqueda, Montserrat  (author)

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