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Intertwined Design: A Novel Lithographic Method to Realize Area Efficient High Voltage SiC BJTs and Darlington Transistors
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Integrated Devices and Circuits.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Integrated Devices and Circuits.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7510-9639
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Integrated Devices and Circuits.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8108-2631
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Integrated Devices and Circuits.
2016 (English)In: IEEE Transactions On Electron Devices, Vol. 63, no 11, 4366-4372 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

A novel lithographic method called intertwined design is demonstrated for high-power SiC devices to improve the area usage and current drive with more uniform current distribution along the device. The higher current drive is achieved by employing the inactive area underneath the base metal contact pads; more uniform current distribution is obtained by the center-base design; whereas the hexagon and square cell geometries result in >15% higher current density at lower on-resistance compared with the conventional finger design. For the first time, we have experimentally presented the intertwined design to marry these advantages and realize a high-efficient SiC power device. Center-base high-voltage 4H–SiC BJTs and Darlington pairs with different square and hexagon cell geometries are fabricated and compared with conventional designs to prove the ability of the intertwined design. The method can widely be used for large-area high-voltage BJTs as well as for integrated devices.

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2016. Vol. 63, no 11, 4366-4372 p.
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4H-SiC; BJT; current distribution; high voltage; intertwined design
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-197684DOI: 10.1109/TED.2016.2613142ISI: 000389340400033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84994017868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-197684DiVA: diva2:1052908
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Available from: 2016-12-07 Created: 2016-12-07 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved

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