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The scaling limit of the BJT-based capacitorless DRAM cell is investigated via 3-D process and device simulations, accounting for systematic and random sources of variation. The cell design and operating voltages are optimized at each gate length, following a constant electric field methodology. Retention time decreases with gate length, so that the scaling limit is expected to be 16.5 nm or 13 nm, depending on the application.
Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop (SNW), 2012 IEEE
Date of Conference: 10-11 June 2012