Structural dependence on device characteristics for sidewall base contact structure transistor

Katsuyoshi Washio, Kazuo Nakazato, Tohru Nakamura

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Although silicon bipolar transistors have realized high‐speed characteristics by the development of self‐aligned techniques, the miniaturization of each part of the device structure is important to realize further improvement in operation speed. This paper considers the width of the sidewall contact between a base polysilicon and single crystal silicon, which is a characteristic structural parameter for sidewall base contact structure (SICOS). Also, its effect on the transistor characteristics and ECL circuit characteristics is examined. As a result, it has been shown that the sidewall contact width determines the lateral diffusion length of the external base and affects the transistor characteristics concerning emitter‐base junction and external base‐intrinsic base link‐up. The transistor characteristics dependent on the separation between the external base and n+ buried layer is also clarified. As for the ECL circuit performance, the effect of structural parameters has been examined from the relation between its delay components and transistor characteristics, and the method for design optimization is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan (Part II: Electronics)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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