Layout Optimization and Parasitic Reduction in Sub-60-nm nMOSFETs for Super-350-GHz fMAX

Jyh Chyurn Guo*, Jyun Rong Ou

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Sub-60-nm nMOSFETs with optimized layouts and effective suppression of parasitic resistance-inductance (RL) can reach super-350-GHz {f} {\text {MAX}} and facilitate mm-wave CMOS circuits design aimed at the D-band (110-170 GHz) and even higher to the G-band (140-220 GHz). However, in practice, the complicated layout-dependent effects and tradeoff between various parasitic RLCs become the major bottleneck for achieving the theoretical {f} {\text {MAX}} and simultaneous optimization of {f} {T} and {f} {\text {MAX}}. The mentioned challenges become even worse for four-terminal (4T) multifinger (MF) MOSFETs adapted to various circuit topologies and operation schemes for RF and mm-wave circuits design. In this article, the precise extraction of intrinsic parasitic RLC in 3T and 4T MF nMOSFETs and analytical models derived for {f} {T} and {f} {\text {MAX}} can realize accurate simulation and layout optimization guideline for mm-wave CMOS circuits design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3589-3595
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022


  • Circuit topologies
  • CMOS
  • fMAX
  • fT
  • layout optimization
  • mm-wave
  • multifinger (MF)
  • parasitic
  • RLC


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