Role of Trench Bottom Shielding Region on Switching Characteristics of 4H-SiC Double-Trench Mosfets
The effect of a gate trench bottom p+ region (BPR) on the dynamic characteristics of 4H-SiC double-trench MOSFETs was investigated. Although employing a BPR led to an improved trade-off in the static characteristics, a BPR adversely affected the switching characteristics in spite of a reduction in the Miller capacitance compared to the case without a BPR. Simulation analysis revealed that a resistance between a BPR and a source electrode led to an increase in the switching loss. We have found reduction of the resistance is insufficient in order to provide benefits from the BPR. Hence, it is necessary to improve layouts of contacts of the BPR to the source electrode.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
S. Kyogoku et al., "Role of Trench Bottom Shielding Region on Switching Characteristics of 4H-SiC Double-Trench Mosfets", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 748-751, 2018