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A novel capacitance coupling complementary dual-direction silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) (CCCDSCR) for high-voltage electrostatic discharge protection is proposed and verified in 0.5-μm BCD process. The trigger voltage of CCCDSCR can be adjusted by coupling capacitance to meet different protection requirements. Compared with traditional lateral double-diffusion NMOS, LDSCR, stacked field-oxide device, and stacked low-voltage-triggering SCR devices, the CCCDSCR has appropriate low trigger voltage of 27.3 V, high holding voltage of 24.3 V, and highest figure of merit (FOM) according to our defined FOM.
Date of Publication: May 2012