Accession Number:

ADA129983

Title:

Transport in Submicron Mosfets.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

One of the main driving forces in solid-state electronics is the thrust to develop smaller and faster active devices, which dissipate very little power, for eventual use in large-scale integrated circuits. In most situations, however, the actual power-delay product of the device itself is not as important as constraints of charging the interconnection capacitances of the wiring. In this introduction, we show that there is a fundamental lower bound to the delay time itself. This limit arises from the necessity for heat removal, the necessary requirements for signal propagation, as well as the speed-power product itself. At the fundamental limit, the delay time is insensitive to modest variations in the actual speed-power product. At the opposite extreme, in the wire-dominated chip, the cell size is determined by wiring constraints rather than device constraints and the delay time is also independent of the speed-power product. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE