Comparison of results from simple expressions for MOSFET parameter extractionIn this paper results are compared from a parameter extraction procedure applied to the linear, saturation, and subthreshold regions for enhancement-mode MOSFETs fabricated in a 3-micron CMOS process. The results indicate that the extracted parameters differ significantly depending on the extraction algorithm and the distribution of I-V data points. It was observed that KP values vary by 30 percent, VT values differ by 50 mV, and Delta L values differ by 1 micron. Thus for acceptance of wafers from foundries and for modeling purposes, the extraction method and data point distribution must be specified. In this paper measurement and extraction procedures that will allow a consistent evaluation of measured parameters are discussed.
Buehler, M. G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lin, Y.-S. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)