A New Method to Extract MOSFET Threshold Voltage, Effective Channel Length, and Channel Mobility Using S-parameter Measurement

Han-Yu CHEN  Kun-Ming CHEN  Guo-Wei HUANG  Chun-Yen CHANG  Tiao-Yuan HUANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C   No.5   pp.726-732
Publication Date: 2004/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Advances in Characterization and Measurement Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Materials, Devices and Circuits)
Category: Active Devices and Circuits
threshold voltage,  effective channel length,  channel mobility,  S-parameter,  automatic measurement,  

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In this work, a simple method for extracting MOSFET threshold voltage, effective channel length and channel mobility by using S-parameter measurement is presented. In the new method, the dependence between the channel conductivity and applied gate voltage of the MOSFET device is cleverly utilized to extract the threshold voltage, while biasing the drain node of the device at zero voltage during measurement. Moreover, the effective channel length and channel mobility can also be obtained with the same measurement. Furthermore, all the physical parameters can be extracted directly on the modeling devices without relying on specifically designed test devices. Most important of all, only one S-parameter measurement is required for each device under test (DUT), making the proposed extraction method promising for automatic measurement applications.