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Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
Last post Fri, Apr 12 2013 1:13 AM by Gangadhar Redd. 4 replies.
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Wed, Oct 27 2010 5:43 AM
jun1119
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Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
Hi
What is the meaning of finger and multiplier in a MOSFET as we can see in the properties of a MOSFET?

I would highly appreciated if there are some diagrams and layout to be shown.
Thank you
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Wed, Oct 27 2010 6:30 AM
baenisch
Re: Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
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I have no idea what the multiplier does, in fact if have never used this at all in 16 years.
The finger parameter on the other hand is very helpful if you want to draw big transistors.
Changing the finger parameter simply creates parallel transistor gates to exactly the amount you
have entered. Image you have a device in the schematic 400u wide but you don't have 400u
of space in either direction but you have a nice little rectangular spot left. You create a single
transistor 20u wide and change the finger parameter to 20. This yields in a 400u transistor
with 20 "fingers" a 20u, drain/source areas already merged. You just have to do the wiring.
Simply try it !

Best Regards

Andi

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Thu, Oct 28 2010 4:56 AM
berndf
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Re: Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
This depends in the implementation of these parameters
In most cases I have seen
- number of fingers is a pysical paramter which lets you fold
your mos width a long with to several mos with width/finger
and shared S/D areas.
- the m is a multiplication factor for the simulator which
multiplies the current though the devices.
Bernd
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Mon, Nov 1 2010 12:38 PM
vvacad
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Re: Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
Hi,
The m is the multiplication factor.
In Layout XL, for transistors, the m from the schematic is used to create multiple layout instances with common
parameters.
i.e. for eg., a schematic instance M0 with total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u m=5
will result in 5 layout instances:
M0.0: total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u
M0.1: total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u
M0.2: total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u
M0.3: total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u
M0.4: total_width=6u, length=1u, fingers=3 finger_width=2u
Rgds,
Vikram

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Fri, Apr 12 2013 1:13 AM
Gangadhar Redd
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Re: Fingers and multiplier of MOSFET
Multiplier - number of Parallel MOS devices
Finger Width - width of each gate finger/stripe
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Fingers - number of poly gate fingers/stripes used in layout
Thanks & Regards Gangadhar.R
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