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Conventional vs. junctionless gate-stack DG-MOSFET based CMOS inverter



In this article, the high-k gate dielectric effect on the operation of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) inverter build using conventional (CL) double-gate (DG) metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and junctionless (JL) double-gate (DG) MOSFET has been explored. It is found that the improvement in inverter performance is more pronounced in CL-DG-MOSFET based CMOS inverter in comparison to JL-DG-MOSFET based CMOS inverter when SiO2 is replaced by the high-k dielectric at gate oxide. The improvement in low noise margin (ΔNML), high noise margin (ΔNMH), gain (ΔA) & propagation delay (Δp < sub>d) is 3.19%, 1.64%, 5.2% & 0.9% respectively when SiO2 is replaced by TiO2 at gate oxide in case of CL-DG-MOSFET based CMOS inverter whereas it is 1.96%, 1.24%, 3.4% & 1.71% respectively in case of JL-DG-MOSFET based CMOS inverter. Consequently, the utilization of high-k dielectric as gate oxide is more advantageous in CL-DG-MOSFET devices for improved stability and gain of CMOS inverter.