EOS/ESD 2007
Conference paper

Capacitance investigation of diodes and SCRs for ESD protection of high frequency circuits in sub-100nm bulk CMOS technologies

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S-parameter test structures show total capacitances per perimeter of ESD diodes increased from ∼0.42fF/μm in 90nm technologies to ∼0.7fF/μm in 65nm and 45nm technologies. To achieve lower capacitances for high frequency circuits, layout and process optimization are needed. SCR devices from a 45nm technology show ∼0.32fF/μm and can be used for circuit applications with stringent capacitance requirement. Two different BEOL wiring schemes are investigated for optimized metal coupling capacitance.