Performance of 60 A, 1200 V 4H-SiC DMOSFETs


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Large area (8 mm x 7 mm) 1200 V 4H-SiC DMOSFETs with a specific on-resistance as low as 9 m•cm2 (at VGS = 20 V) able to conduct 60 A at a power dissipation of 200 W/cm2 are presented. On-resistance is fairly stable with temperature, increasing from 11.5 m•cm2 (at VGS = 15 V) at 25°C to 14 m•cm2 at 150°C. The DMOSFETs exhibit avalanche breakdown at 1600 V with the gate shorted to the source, although sub-breakdown leakage currents up to 50 A are observed at 1200 V and 200°C due to the threshold voltage lowering with temperature. When switched with a clamped inductive load circuit from 65 A conducting to 750 V blocking, the turn-on and turn-off energies at 150°C were less than 4.5 mJ.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 615-617)

Edited by:

Amador Pérez-Tomás, Philippe Godignon, Miquel Vellvehí and Pierre Brosselard






B. A. Hull et al., "Performance of 60 A, 1200 V 4H-SiC DMOSFETs", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 615-617, pp. 749-752, 2009

Online since:

March 2009




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