149 entries
Published: June 2011

Photo detector integrated circuits (PDIC) require high-sensitivity and high-bandwidth photo diodes for the latest generation of Blu-ray data storage devices. Due to the very short 405nm wavelength used, carriers are generated close to the surface. Standard photo diodes have only a low sensitivity for blue light. Therefore, special adapted photo diodes are necessary to support sensitivity higher than 0.25A/W for a 405nm wavelength.


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Published: June 2011

XO035 is X-FAB’s specialized process for optoelectronic and high speed RF applications. It is especially suited for applications needing sensitive high bandwidth photo diodes arrays or CMOS image sensors for such applications as optical data storage, optical data communication or high dynamic range cameras.


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Published: May 2011

This paper demonstrates and explains the effects of hot carrier injection and interface charge trapping correlated with impact ionization under normal on-state conditions in a highly dense low-resistance Super-Junction LDMOSFET. The study is done through extensive experimental measurements and numerical simulations using advanced trap models.


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Published: May 2011

Successful integration of 100V LDMOS devices in 0.35μm CMOS technology is presented in this paper. These integrated devices are enhanced N-type and P-type LDMOS which are compatible with thin (14nm) and thick (40nm) layers of gate oxide. A breakdown voltage of more than 100V with RDS (ON) =200/180mΩ.mm2 for N-type LDMOS and RDS (ON) =690/640mΩ.mm2 for P-type LDMOS with 14nm/40nm gate oxide thickness.


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Published: May 2011

In this paper we present a modular trench isolated high voltage SOI process with the possibility to integrate various types of high voltage transistors. The integration of these additional 650 V devices takes place in a modular approach which allows a high process flexibility to support different applications with a minimum number of additional or changed process steps.


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Published: April 2011

The XT06 Series completes X-FAB's 0.6 Micron Modular Mixed Signal Technology.
XT06 uses dielectric isolation on SOI wafers. This allows unrestricted 60 V high and low side operation of all devices. The process offers reduced parasitics which results in smaller crosstalk, reduced noise and better EMC characteristics. Thus XT06 allows innovative circuit design with reduced circuit complexity. CMOS as well as Bipolar Transistors are available with breakdown voltages up to 110V.
The 5 V CMOS core is compatible in design rules and transistor performance with state of the art 0.6μm CMOS processes.
For analog applications several capacitor and resistor devices are realized, using the double-poly architecture.


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Published: April 2011

Silicon photodiode integrated with CMOS has been in extensive study for the past ten years due to its wide use in applications such as short-distance communication, VCD players, ambient light sensors and many other intelligent systems. In recent years, high speed blue-ray DVD is replacing conventional DVD due to its larger storage capacity and higher speed. In this work, the photodiode optimized for blue ray is fully integrated with standard 0.35um CMOS process and the bandwidth dependency upon thermal process and epitaxial material is investigated.


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Published: March 2011

A study has been carried out to improve metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor's capacitance density and linearity performance. The scopes of the study included single MiM and stack MIM structures. Different dielectric schemes were evaluated with their corresponding capacitance density, breakdown voltages and linearity coefficient to voltage and temperature variation etc. characterised.


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Published: March 2011

Drastically device dimension shrinkage and rigorous requirement in automotive era puts Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) at the forefront of reliability issue recently. The PMOS parametric degradation during negative bias high temperature aging can depend on many process variables of the manufacturing flow. A study was carried out to explore the process related dependencies for high voltage PMOS transistor and to increase the device robustness against NBTI stress. In this papers, the process impact on the NBTI degradation were discussed. This investigation work provides methods for significant suppression of the NBTI degradation with silicon rich oxide (SRO) inter layer dielectric (ILD) liner and two-step gate oxidation.


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Published: March 2011

Reliability is a critical performance factor for semiconductor technologies. This webinar describes the physical phenomena that can lead to device degradation during circuit operation, and deduces reliability models for CMOS technologies. These models can be used for design optimization (“Design for Reliability”) to enable very robust products, and for reliability risk assessment for advanced operating conditions such as high temperature and high voltage.


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