Hardware-assisted 3D TCAD for predictive capacitance extraction in 32nm SOI SRAMs

A. N. Bhoj, R. V. Joshi, S. Polonsky, R. Kanj, S. Saroop, Y. Tan, Niraj Kumar Jha

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Abstract

A comprehensive technology-node/process/layout-independent TCAD flow for guiding FEOL/BEOL analysis/design of 32nm SOI SRAMs is presented using, for the first time, iterative 3D TCAD capacitance extraction assisted by hardware data. The methodology is unique in the industry, giving insight into FEOL/BEOL components independently, when total capacitance is the only experimentally measurable quantity. 32nm SOI simulations from the flow are in excellent agreement with hardware data for two different 6T SRAM macros in the same process. In particular, they isolate the FEOL component, consisting mainly of junction capacitance, as the dominant factor affecting total bitline capacitance variation across wafers, owing to the sensitivity to body doping. Leveraging hardware data, the method is able to effectively predict other key capacitances (e.g., wordline) of generic layouts in the same process, thereby reducing the silicon footprint (cost) for test structures during early phases of technology development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2011Dec 7 2011

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM
ISSN (Print)0163-1918

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12/5/1112/7/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Bhoj, A. N., Joshi, R. V., Polonsky, S., Kanj, R., Saroop, S., Tan, Y., & Jha, N. K. (2011). Hardware-assisted 3D TCAD for predictive capacitance extraction in 32nm SOI SRAMs. In 2011 International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2011 [6131673] (Technical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEDM.2011.6131673