A high-frequency, low-noise silicon bipolar transistor that can be used in over-10 Gb/s optical communication systems and wireless communication systems has been developed. The silicon bipolar transistor was fabricated using self-aligned metal/IDP (SMI) technology, which produces a self-aligned base electrode of stacked layers of metal and in-situ doped poly-Si (IDP) by low-temperature selective tungsten CVD. It provides a low base resistance and high-cutoff frequency. The base resistance is reduced to half that of a transistor with a conventional poly-Si base electrode. By using the SMI technology and optimizing the depth of the emitter and the link base, we achieved the maximum oscillation frequency of 80 GHz, a minimum gate delay in an ECL of 11.6 ps, and the minimum noise figure of 0.34 dB at 2 GHz, which are the highest performances among those obtained from ion-implanted base Si bipolar transistors, and are comparable to those of SiGe base heterojunction bipolar transistors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Nov 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering