Development of a Simple Analytical PSpice Model for SiC-Based BJT Power Modules
2016 (English)In: IEEE transactions on power electronics, ISSN 0885-8993, E-ISSN 1941-0107, Vol. 31, no 6, 4517-4525 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A simple analytical Spice-type model has been developed and verified for the first time for 4H-SiC-based bipolar junction transistor (BJT) power module with voltage and current rating of 1200 V and 800 A. The simulation model is based on a temperature-dependent silicon carbide (SiC) Gummel-Poon model for high-power applications. PSpice simulations are performed to extract technology-dependent modeling parameters coupled with static and dynamic characteristics of BJTs at different temperatures and validated against the measured data. Influence of various circuit elements, for instance, stray inductance and base resistance and internal device modeling parameters, carrier life time, and emitter doping, on switching losses has been studied. The performance of the SiC BJT model is fairly accurate and correlates well with the measured results over a wide temperature range.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 31, no 6, 4517-4525 p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203954DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2015.2477477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203954DiVA: diva2:1083245