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Single-event Transient (SET) effects on 60nm and 32nm 3T CMOS active pixel sensor

Ahamad Sukor, Masturah and Hasbullah, Nurul Fadzlin and Ibrahim, Siti Noorjannah (2016) Single-event Transient (SET) effects on 60nm and 32nm 3T CMOS active pixel sensor. In: 13th Universiti Malaysia Terengganu International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2016), 13th-15th Dec. 2016, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

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Nowadays, CMOS Active Pixel Sensors (APS) are widely used especially in space mission. However, the space consists of various kind of radiation. Single-Event Transient (SET) is one of the concern for the circuits in the radiation environment. SETs are becoming a common phenomenon with technology scaling due to lower operating voltage and smaller nodal capacitance. A 60nm and 32nm PTM technology of 3T CMOS APS have been designed and simulated using Silvaco Gateway and exposed to a broad Linear Energy Transfer (LET) range to investigate the effects of SET towards downscaling of 3T CMOS APS and to observe the critical Linear Energy Transfer (LET) for each technology. The output current and voltages obtained for each simulation shows the effect of LET towards the performance of 3T CMOS APS. Varying the LET towards the same technology shows how huge the impact of LET towards the drain current of affected node. Then, we identify the critical LET for each technology. The SET effect is shown through the charge collection at different value of LET. Even though the effect of SET is momentary, it may propagate throughout the circuit and consequently cause the Single Event Upset (SEU) in memory devices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4527/53222
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active Pixel Sensor, Single-Event Transient, Linear Energy Transfer
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nurul Fadzlin Hasbullah
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 16:33
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 16:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53222

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