A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits

Robert Mertens, Elyse Rosenbaum

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Abstract

A CMOS SCR compact model is developed for circuit simulation of ESD protection circuits. The model is comprised of coupled NPN and PNP transistors. A previously unnoted interaction between these transistors is described, resulting in improved agreement between simulation and measurement. This model addresses fundamental limitations of previous models, allowing for improved simulation accuracy, while limiting the number of parameters. The model parameters are scalable with respect to the layout spacings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2013Apr 18 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1541-7026

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period4/14/134/18/13

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Physics
Networks (circuits)
Transistors
Circuit simulation

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  • Engineering(all)

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Mertens, R., & Rosenbaum, E. (2013). A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits. In 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013 [6531947] (IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRPS.2013.6531947

A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits. / Mertens, Robert; Rosenbaum, Elyse.

2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013. 2013. 6531947 (IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mertens, R & Rosenbaum, E 2013, A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits. in 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013., 6531947, IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings, 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013, Monterey, CA, United States, 4/14/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRPS.2013.6531947
Mertens R, Rosenbaum E. A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits. In 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013. 2013. 6531947. (IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRPS.2013.6531947
Mertens, Robert ; Rosenbaum, Elyse. / A physics-based compact model for SCR devices used in ESD protection circuits. 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2013. 2013. (IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings).
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