By Topic

The effects of proton irradiation on the lateral and vertical scaling of UHV/CVD SiGe HBT BiCMOS technology

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

11 Author(s)
Cresslex, J.D. ; Alabama Microelectron. Sci. & Technol. Center, Auburn Univ., AL, USA ; Hamilton, M.C. ; Mullinax, G.S. ; Li, Y.
more authors

We present the first experimental results of the effects of 63 MeV proton irradiation on both the lateral and vertical scaling properties of SiGe HBT BiCMOS technology. Three distinct generations of (unhardened) SiGe technology are examined. The first generation SiGe HBTs experience very minor degradation in current gain at proton fluence as high as 2×1013 p/cm2. The second and third generations SiGe HBTs, however, show 60-70% degradation in current gain under similar conditions, suggesting that emitter-base spacer optimization may be required as the technology is scaled. Si nFETs from the first generation SiGe BiCMOS technology are only hard to about 40 krad equivalent gamma dose, and are limited by drain-to-source leakage along the shallow trench edge. The second generation Si nFETs, however, improve with scaling since the shallow trench is thinned, and can withstand up to 150 krad of equivalent dose

Published in:

Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 6 )