ECE 695A Lecture 8R: Review Questions

By Muhammad Alam

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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  1. What is the distinction between BTI and NBTI phenomena?
  2. What does it mean that a process is thermally activated?
  3. What is the difference between parametric failure and catastrophic failure? Give examples.
  4. What are the time-characteristics of trapping, BTI, and NBTI?
  5. Which device will have poorer NBTI characteristics: buried channel PFET or surface channel PFET?
  6. Under what condition can NBTI occur for NMOS?
  7. Cite two experiments to support the assertion that NBTI is a interface-related reliability issue?

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