1836 V, 4.7 mΩ•cm2 High Power 4H-SiC Bipolar Junction Transistor
This paper reports recent progress in the development of high power 4H-SiC BJTs based on an improved device design and fabrication scheme. Near theoretical limit high blocking voltage of VCEO=1,836 V has been achieved for 4H-SiC BJTs based on a drift layer of only 12 μm, doped to 6.7x1015 cm-3. The collector current measured for a single cell BJT with an active area of 0.61 mm2 is up to IC=9.87 A (JC=1618 A/cm2). The collector current is 7.64 A (JC=1252 A/cm2) at VCE=5.9 V in the saturation region, corresponding to an absolute specific on-resistance (RSP_ON) of 4.7 m9·cm2. From VCE=2.4 V to VCE= 5.8 V, the BJT has a differential RSP_ON of only 3.9 m9·cm2. The current gain is about 8.8 at Ic=5.3 A (869 A/cm2). This 4H-SiC BJT shows a V2/RSP_ON of 717 MW/cm2, which is the highest value reported to date for high-voltage and high-current 4H-SiC BJTs. A verylarge area 4H-SiC BJT with an active area of 11.3 mm2 is also demonstrated.
Robert P. Devaty, David J. Larkin and Stephen E. Saddow
J. H. Zhang et al., "1836 V, 4.7 mΩ•cm2 High Power 4H-SiC Bipolar Junction Transistor", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 527-529, pp. 1417-1420, 2006