Bidirectional Devices for Automotive-Grade Electrostatic Discharge Applications
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IEEE Electron Device Lett.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD); DESIGN; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
High bidirectional holding-voltage clamps are introduced for applications operating in harsh environments. The clamps' terminals are formed with complementary doped 3-D "T" pattern and island active regions. Transmission-line-pulsed current in the ranges of +/- 0.15 and +/- 0.39 mA/mu m(2) is demonstrated for +/- 40- and +/- 25-V holding-voltage clamps, respectively. The high bidirectional holding voltage is optimized without increasing spacing between the terminals of the devices, achieving a compact clamp architecture successfully codesigned with advanced transceiver circuits.
Ieee Electron Device Letters
"Bidirectional Devices for Automotive-Grade Electrostatic Discharge Applications" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3236.