Quasi-Schottky-Barrier UTBB SOI MOSFET for Low-Power Robust SRAMs

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  • Hamdam Ghanatian
    Hamdam GhanatianIran
  • Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini
    Seyed Ebrahim HosseiniIran
  • Behzad Zeinali
    Behzad Zeinali
  • Farshad Moradi
This paper presents a low-power robust static random access memory (SRAM) using a novel quasi-Schottky-barrier ultrathin body and ultrathin buried oxide (UTBB) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) device. In the proposed device, the drain terminal is highly doped and a metallic source terminal is used. Given the proposed structure, asymmetric characteristics will be achieved according to the drain–source bias voltage ( VDS) . These characteristics of the proposed device are extensively analyzed and compared with a conventional symmetric UTBB SOI device. The asymmetry nature of the proposed device will lead to the mitigated read–write conflict of the 6T-SRAM cell. The simulation results show a leakage reduction of 18% at VDD=1 V in comparison with the 6T-SRAM cell realized by conventional symmetric UTBB SOI device. Furthermore, in comparison with the conventional 6T-SRAM, the realized cell shows a 54% improvement in read static noise margin, 6.6% higher write margin, and 3.1× faster write at the cost of a longer access time. To achieve a practical read access time, we utilize split bitline approach.
TidsskriftIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Sider (fra-til)1575-1582
StatusUdgivet - 10 mar. 2017

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