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Partially depleted (PD) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology: circuit solutions

D. Burnett,    GLOBALFOUNDRIES, USA

Abstract:

Partially depleted SOI (PDSOI) technology can provide a significant performance boost over bulk technology. This chapter first reviews the main device aspects of PDSOI technology including the basic benefits and issues with the floating body inherent to a PDSOI device. Next, some of the digital circuit design issues faced with PDSOI are described along with solutions. Then, the chapter addresses the SRAM design issues that are unique to PDSOI highlighting the advantage of body contacted devices in the sense amp and concludes with an example of bitcell margining that was used for a PDSOI technology.

Key words

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