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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 762498, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/762498
Research Article

Improving Breakdown Voltage for a Novel SOI LDMOS with a Lateral Variable Doping Profile on the Top Interface of the Buried Oxide Layer

1College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2National Laboratory of Analogue Integrated Circuits, No. 24 Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, Chongqing 400060, China

Received 13 January 2015; Revised 27 May 2015; Accepted 28 June 2015

Academic Editor: Wai Tung Ng

Copyright © 2015 Jingjing Jin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In order to achieve a high breakdown voltage (BV) for the SOI (Silicon-On-Insulator) power device in high voltage ICs, a novel high voltage n-channel lateral double-diffused MOS (LDMOS) with a lateral variable interface doping profile (LVID) placed at the interface between the SOI layer and the buried-oxide (BOX) layer (LVID SOI) is researched. Its breakdown mechanism is investigated theoretically, and its structure parameters are optimized and analyzed by 2D simulation software MEDICI. In the high voltage blocking state, the high concentration ionized donors in the depleted LVID make the surface electric field of SOI layer () more uniform and enhance the electric field of BOX layer (), which can prevent the lateral premature breakdown and result in a higher BV. Compared with the conventional uniformly doped (UD) SOI LDMOS, of the optimized LVID SOI LDMOS is enhanced by 79% from 119 V/μm to 213 V/μm, and BV is increased by 33.4% from 169 V to 227 V. Simulations indicate that the method of LVID profile can significantly improve breakdown voltage for the SOI LDMOS.