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Grasping SOI floating-body effects

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2 Author(s)
Krishnan, S. ; Technol. Dev. Group, AMD, Sunnyvale, CA, USA ; Fossum, J.G.

It is important to understand what the floating-body effects are and how they affect device and circuit behavior. In this regard, this article qualitatively explains the device physics underlying DC and transient floating-body effects, clearly implying their influence on circuits, and thereby giving good insight into PD/SOI CMOS design issues. The article also notes special but practical device and circuit designs for controlling floating-body effects, showing through simulation how PD/SOI offers a significant performance advantage over bulk silicon in low-voltage applications, thereby conveying an assurance that reliable SOI CMOS design is feasible

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Circuits and Devices Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 4 )