Unipolar organic transistor circuits made robust by dual-gate technology

Kris Myny, Monique J. Beenhakkers, Nick A.J.M. van Aerle, Gerwin H. Gelinck, Jan Genoe, Wim Dehaene, Paul Heremans

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Dual-gate organic transistor technology is used to increase the robustness of digital circuits as illustrated by higher inverter gains and noise margins. The additional gate in the technology functions as a VT-control gate. Both zero-VGS-load and diode-load logic are investigated. The noise margin of zero- VGS-load inverter increases from 1.15 V (single gate) to 2.8 V (dual gate) at 20 V supply voltage. Diode-load logic inverters show an improvement in noise margin from ∼0 V to 0.7 V for single gate and dual gate inverters, respectively. These values can be increased significantly by optimizing the inverter topologies. As a result of this optimization, noise margins larger than 6 V for zero- V GS-load logic and 1.4 V for diode-load logic are obtained. Functional 99-stage ring oscillators with 2.27 μs stage delays and 64 bit organic RFID transponder chips, operating at a data rate of 4.3 kb/s, have been manufactured.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5733376
Pages (from-to)1223-1230
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Dual-gate
  • organic circuits
  • organic RFID
  • organic transistor


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