Body Bias Dependency of Substrate Current and Its Modeling for SOI Devices

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Two competing factors affect the body bias dependence of substrate current in SOI devices. One is through drain current. The other is through electric field in channel near drain side. It is shown that with the increase of body voltage, threshold voltage of the device decreases, so the total drain current is increased. Therefore, substrate current caused by impact ionization is also increased. This causes negative resistance of body current with respect with body voltage, which is a potential issue during circuit simulation to cause convergence problem with BsimSOI model. On the other hand, increased body bias also decreases the electric field near drain region, which causes the decreasing of substrate current. The current available model in BsimSOI is used to demonstrate the two competing factors. It is concluded that a good modeling approach including both factors and model parameter extraction methodology are important to accurately characterize substrate current body bias dependence.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 645 - 648
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Compact Modeling
ISBN: 1-4200-6184-4