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Channel doping engineering of MOSFET with adaptable threshold voltage using body effect for low voltage and low power applications

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6 Author(s)
H. C. Wann ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA ; Chenming Hu ; K. Noda ; D. Sinitsky
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With the scaling of the power supply voltage VDD in low voltage and low power VLSI, the threshold voltage of the MOSFET device needs to be reduced to retain the device performance in terms of current driving capability and switching speed. Recently MOSFET devices whose threshold voltages can be adapted during the transistor operation using the body effect have been proposed for low voltage and low power VLSI applications. In these devices, the threshold voltages are reduced by forward-biasing the body-to-source junction. In this paper we study the effect of the channel doping engineering on this threshold voltage reduction scheme

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VLSI Technology, Systems, and Applications, 1995. Proceedings of Technical Papers. 1995 International Symposium on

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31 May-2 Jun 1995