Layout optimization on low-voltage-triggered PNP devices for ESD protection in mixed-voltage I/O interfaces

Layout optimization on low-voltage-triggered PNP (LVTPNP) devices for ESD protection in mixed-voltage I/O interfaces is proposed in this paper. The experimental results in both 0.35-/spl mu/m and 0.25-/spl mu/m CMOS processes have proven that the ESD levels of the LVTPNP drawn in the multi-finger layout style are higher than that drawn in the original… (More)