High-Temperature Operation of 50 A (1600 A/cm2), 600 V 4H-SiC Vertical-Channel JFETs for High-Power Applications
In this work we have demonstrated the high-temperature operations of 600 V/50 A 4HSiC vertical-channel junction field-effect transistors (VJFETs) with an active area of 3 mm2. Specific-on resistance (RONSP) in the linear region of a single die is less than 2.6 mW.cm2 while the drain-source current is over 50 A under a gate bias (VGS) of 3 V. A reverse blocking gain of 54 is obtained at gate bias ranging from -13 V to -23 V and drain-source leakage current (IRDS) of 200 μA. To demonstrate the use of SiC VJFETs for high-power applications, eight 3 mm2 SiC VJFETs are bonded in a high current 600-V module. RONSP in the linear region of these eight-paralleled SiC VJFETs is 2.8 mW.cm2 at room temperature and increased to 5.35 mW.cm2 at an ambient temperature of 175 °C in air, corresponding to a shift of 0.61%/°C from room temperature to 175 °C. Meanwhile, the forward current is over 360 A at room temperature and reduces to 188 A at 175 °C at drain-source bias (VDS) of 5.25 V and VGS of 3 V.
Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Shin-ichi Nishizawa
L. Cheng et al., "High-Temperature Operation of 50 A (1600 A/cm2), 600 V 4H-SiC Vertical-Channel JFETs for High-Power Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 600-603, pp. 1055-1058, 2009