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Homework Help: Calculating idsat from process models

  1. Nov 12, 2011 #1
    Hi, if anyone can help on this issue it is much abliged...

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Here are the model parameters...
    VTH0 (VTH NMOS) = 0.7 to get everything even...
    U0 (NMOS un) = 533 cm^2 / V sec or 533000000 um^2 / V sec
    t0x = 1.41 * 10^-8 m or 0.0141 um
    eox = 3.97 * 8.85 aF/um or .000035.1345 uF / um

    VDD = 5V
    W/L = 10/2

    2. Relevant equations

    Idsat = 1/2*KPn*W/L*(VDD-VTHN)^2

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Must solve for Kpn = un * eox/tox first...
    Using the values above I feel I get an unreasonable value of about 1.33 uA / V^2
    This results in an Idsat of roughly 10 uA

    A more reasonable result would give me a KPn of roughly 100 uA/V^2

    There must be something wrong with the process model or I am missing a parameter or something. I am positive my units and calculations are correct as I have been through this problem many times.
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