Fabrication and characterization of the SiGe HBTs using an RPCVD

RPCVD를 이용한 실리콘 게르마늄 이종 접합 바이폴라 트랜지스터 제작 및 특성 분석

  • 한태현 (광운대학교 전자재료공학과) ;
  • 서광열 (광운대학교 전자재료공학과)
  • Published : 2004.08.01


In this paper, non-self-aligned SiGe HBTs with ${f}_\tau$ and${f}_max $above 50 GHz have been fabricated using an RPCVD(Reduced Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition) system for wireless applications. In the proposed structure, in-situ boron doped selective epitaxial growth(BDSEG) and TiSi$_2$ were used for the base electrode to reduce base resistance and in-situ phosphorus doped polysilicon was used for the emitter electrode to reduce emitter resistance. SiGe base profiles and collector design methodology to increase ${f}_\tau$ and${f}_max $ are discussed in detail. Two SiGe HBTs with the collector-emitter breakdown voltages ${BV}_CEO$ of 3 V and 6 V were fabricated using SIC(selective ion-implanted collector) implantation. Fabricated SiGe HBTs have a current gain of 265 ∼ 285 and Early voltage of 102 ∼ 120 V, respectively. For the $1\times{8}_\mu{m}^2$ emitter, a SiGe HBT with ${BV}_CEO$= 6 V shows a cut-off frequency, ${f}_\tau$of 24.3 GHz and a maximum oscillation frequency, ${f}_max $of 47.6 GHz at $I_c$of 3.7 mA and$V_CE$ of 4 V. A SiGe HBT with ${BV}_CEO$ = 3 V shows ${f}_\tau$of 50.8 GHz and ${f}_max $ of 52.2 GHz at $I_c$ of 14.7 mA and $V_CE$ of 2 V.



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