Technical Project Overview (WP description)


WP1 objectives

Explore and develop advanced process modules and architectures for their potential to improve HBT

performance up to 700GHz fmax

Explore vertical profiles and find appropriate device concepts for increasing fT beyond the state-of-the-art without compromising a balanced fT/fmax design (WP1 <-> WP2 <-> WP3)

Model experiments for the calibration of parameter models used in devices simulators (-> WP2)

Provide fully-processed wafers for HBT characterization and compact modeling (-> WP3)

Periodic circuit fabrication (-> WP4, ->WP3)

Address integration aspects of most advanced HBT modules in CMOS technologies


WP2 objectives

Development of advanced simulation tools

TCAD support to technology development

TCAD exploration of extremely scaled SiGe HBTs

TCAD analysis of SiGe HBT reliability including thermal effects


WP3 objectives

Experimental characterization of active and passive devices for process development, model and parameter extraction methodology verification, and device simulator calibration.

Accurate and reliable on-wafer characterization; development of HF-suitable calibration and deembedding methods; development and study of associated test structures.

Research and development work on novel HBT compact model formulations including electro thermal and substrate coupling effects.

Novel/improved methodologies for compact model parameter extraction.

Delivery of accurate compact model parameters for circuit design and for evaluation of compact model quality through comparison between measured and simulated characteristics and dedicated circuit performance metrics.

Development of predictive and statistical modelling capability.


WP4 objectives

To demonstrate the capabilities of advanced SiGe HBTs in new electronic applications with socio-economic relevance, e.g. communication, safety, health-care, environment, and security applications.

To build up the required design expertise and provides selection criteria’s for industrial use through the design of benchmarking circuits.


WP5 objectives

To hold two tutorial seminars and two workshops

To create a Project Identity Set in order to promote the DOTSEVEN Project and facilitate the dissemination. (logo, slide template, brochure & website)


WP6 objectives

To ensure identification of challenges and stakes

To integrate the project complexity and scale in the organisational structure for an efficient decision-making.

To secure the allocation and coordination of resources (human and financial) in order to reach project objectives within the pre-defined contractual and time frames.

This is done through clearly defined processes that concern both:

operational management: administrative, financial and contractual coordination

technical management: progress follow-up, risk management, partnership management

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