標題: A new technique for hot carrier reliability evaluations of flash memory cell after long-term program/erase cycles
作者: Chung, SS
Yih, CM
Cheng, SM
Liang, MS
電子工程學系及電子研究所
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
關鍵字: flash memory;hot carrier reliability
公開日期: 1-Sep-1999
摘要: In this paper, we provide a methodology to evaluate the hot-carrier-induced reliability of hash memory cells after long-term program/erase cycles. First, the gated-diode measurement technique has been employed for determining the lateral distributions of interface state (N-it) and oxide trap charges (Q(ox)) under both channel-hot-electron (CHE) programming bias and source-side erase-bias stress conditions. A gate current model was then developed by including both the effects of N-it and Q(ox), Degradation of flash memory cell after P/E cycles due to the above oxide damage was studied by monitoring the gate current. For the cells during programming, the oxide damage near the drain will result in a programming time delay, and we found that the interface state generation iis the dominant mechanism. Furthermore, for the cells after long-term erase using source-side FN erase, the oxide trap charge will dominate the cell performance such as read-disturb. In order to reduce the read-disturb, source bias should be kept as low as possible since the larger the applied source erasing bias, the worse the device reliability becomes.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/16.784189
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/31103
ISSN: 0018-9383
DOI: 10.1109/16.784189
期刊: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES
Volume: 46
Issue: 9
起始頁: 1883
結束頁: 1889
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