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How to Calculate Cox for simc 55nm using paramenters Cox=(Eo*Er)/Tox in need values of these parameters

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by using this formula in want to calculate the values of Cox but don't know how to find E0, Er and Tox.
Anyone can help me?

ε0 is a well known physical constant, εr as well for silicon dioxide. Oxide thickness tox is provided by PDK documentation (εr of all oxides too)

At "advanced nodes" you cannot assume a pure SiO2 dielectric, high-K (HfO2) and partially nitrided gate dielectrics are in play.

SiO2 Er is 3.9. Other options would need you to do some research beyond simple begging, stoichiometry and layering and growth details matter. So too does the difference between electrical and optical Tox.

You will have to go through the PDK documentation provided by the fab house.
Usually as it is under an NDA you will have to go through the text files of MOSFET spice models to find the values of corresponding parameters.

Just curious, why do you need to know the cox? To formulate some sort of equation for hand calculations? Remember that they are not very correct. Use them to get a feeling for which handles to pull in order to say increase gain or bandwidth.

And, in order to find parameters such as these, what about running a simulation instead and characterize the device that you need for your application? That enables you to also find the capacitance vs gate voltage, current, etc.

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