Electrostatic discharge characterization of epitaxial-base silicon-germanium heterojunction bipolar transistors

S. Voldman, P. Juliano, N. Schmidt, R. Johnson, L. Lanzerotti, A. Joseph, C. Brennan, J. Dunn, D. Harame, E. Rosenbaum, B. Meyerson

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Abstract

This paper investigates high-current and electrostatic discharge (ESD) phenomenon in pseudomorphic epitaxial-base silicon-germanium (SiGe) heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT) in base-collector, base-emitter, collector-emitter and collector-to-substrate configurations. Transmission line pulse (TLP) and ESD human body model (HBM) wafer-level reliability testing of SiGe HBT devices is completed for high-current characterization and evaluation of the ESD robustness of a BiCMOS SiGe technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-250
Number of pages12
JournalElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 26 2000Sep 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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