In this work, reliable methodology for device design is presented. Based on this method, the underlap length has been optimized for minimizing the gateinduced drain leakage (GIDL) in a 22-nm node 4-terminal (4-T) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) fin-shaped field effect transistor (FinFET) by TCAD simulation. In order to examine the effects of underlap length on GIDL more realistically, doping profile of the source and drain (S/D) junctions, carrier lifetimes, and the parameters for a band-to-band tunneling (BTBT) model have been experimentally extracted from the devices of 90-nm channel length as well as pnjunction test element groups (TEGs). It was confirmed that the underlap length should be near 15 nm to suppress GIDL effectively for reliable low standby power (LSTP) operation.
- Bandto-band tunneling (BTBT)
- Carrier lifetime
- Device design
- Fin-shaped field-effect transistor (FinFET)
- Gate-induced drain leakage (GIDL)
- TCAD simulation
- Underlap length