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ABSTRACT: PMOS transistor degradation due to Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has proven to be a significant concern to present CMOS technologies. This is of particular concern for analog applications where the ability to match device characteristics to a high precision is critical. Analog circuits use larger than minimum device dimensions to minimize the effects of process variation, leaving PMOS NBTI as a possible performance limiter. This paper examines the effect of PMOS NBTI induced mismatch on analog circuits in a 90nm technology.
Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings, 2004. 42nd Annual. 2004 IEEE International; 05/2004