Neutron-induced SEU in SRAMs: Simulations with n-Si and n-O interactions
ABSTRACT This paper investigates the sensitivity of SOI and Bulk SRAMs to neutron irradiations with energies from 14 to 500 MeV. The technology sensitivity is analyzed with both experiments and Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, simulations include the nuclear interactions of neutrons with both silicon and oxygen nuclei (n-Si and n-O), in order to investigate the influence of isolation upper layers on the device sensitivity. The device cross-sections are analyzed for mono-energetic neutron irradiations and discussed in terms of nuclear interaction type (n-Si and n-O) and distribution of the secondary ion recoils. We also investigate the dimensions of the interaction volume around the sensitive cell as a function of the device architecture.