loading page

A Computationally Efficient Compact Model for Ferroelectric FinFETs Switching with Asymmetric Non-Periodic Input Signals
  • +2
  • Shubham Sahay ,
  • Amol Gaidhane ,
  • Yogesh Singh Chauhan ,
  • Raghvendra Dangi ,
  • Amit Verma
Shubham Sahay
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Corresponding Author:[email protected]

Author Profile
Amol Gaidhane
Author Profile
Yogesh Singh Chauhan
Author Profile
Raghvendra Dangi
Author Profile
Amit Verma
Author Profile


In this paper, we develop a Verilog-A implementable compact model for the dynamic switching of ferroelectric Fin-FETs (Fe-FinFETs) for asymmetric non-periodic input signals. We use the multi-domain Preisach Model to capture the saturated P-E loop of the ferroelectric capacitors. In addition to the saturation loop, we model the history dependent minor loop paths in the P-E by tracing input signals’ turning points. To capture the input signals’ turning points, we propose an R-C circuit based approach in this work. We calibrate our proposed model with the experimental data, and it accurately captures the history effect and minor loop paths of the ferroelectric capacitor. Furthermore, the elimination of storage of each turning point makes the proposed model computationally efficient compared with the previous implementations. We also demonstrate the unique electrical characteristics of Fe-FinFETs by integrating the developed compact model of Fe-Cap with the BSIM-CMG model of 7nm FinFET.
May 2023Published in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems volume 42 issue 5 on pages 1634-1642. 10.1109/TCAD.2022.3203956