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Delay Testing Viability of Gate Oxide Short Defect


Gate Oxide Short (GOS) defects are becoming predominant as technology is scaling down. Boolean and I DDQ testing of this defect has been widely studied but there is no paper dedicated to delay testing of this defect. So, this paper studies the delay behavior of Gate Oxide Short faults due to pinhole in the gate oxide. The objective of this paper is to give a detailed analysis of the behavior of the GOS defect taking into account the random parameter of the defect such as the GOS resistance and the GOS location. Because an accurate analysis is desired, the bi-dimensional array will be used. Because a complete analysis is desired, we derive the dynamic characteristic of the GOS as a function of the GOS resistance and location. It is demonstrated that i) GOS has a significant impact on gate delay, ii) GOS located close to the source of the transistor and with small resistance has very high impact.


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lirmm-00105323 , version 1 (11-10-2006)



Jean-Marc J.-M. Galliere, Michel Renovell, Florence Azaïs, Yves Bertrand. Delay Testing Viability of Gate Oxide Short Defect. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2005, 20 (2), pp.195-200. ⟨10.1007/s11390-005-0195-x⟩. ⟨lirmm-00105323⟩
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