Friday, November 13, 2009

A CAD-compatible closed form approximation for the inversion charge areal density in double-gate MOSFETs

Venkatnarayan Hariharan, Juzer Vasi, V. Ramgopal Rao; Solid-State Electronics, Volume 53, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 218-224

Abstract: In developing the drain current model of a symmetrically driven, undoped (or lightly doped) symmetric double-gate MOSFET (SDGFET), one encounters a transcendental equation relating the value of an intermediate variable β (which is related to the inversion charge areal density and also surface-potential) to the gate and drain voltages; as a result, it doesn’t have a closed form solution. From a compact modeling perspective, it is desirable to have closed form expressions in order to implement them in a circuit simulator. In this paper, we present an accurate closed form approximation for the inversion charge areal density, based on the Lambert-W function. We benchmark our approximation against other existing approximations and show that our approximation is computationally the most efficient and numerically the most robust, at a reduced but acceptable accuracy. Hence, it is suitable for use in implementing inversion charge based compact models.

DOI: 10.1016/j.sse.2008.11.006

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