Self-heating in advanced CMOS

Transistor scaling, increase of power densities, new device architectures and materials result in strongly pronounced thermal effects, i.e. self-heating. Self-heating degrades device analogue performance, reliability and variability. In this module:
  • Origin of self-heating in advanced CMOS
  • State-of-the-art approaches to characterise self-heating
  • Extraction of self-heating figures of merit necessary for compact modelling