Characterization and Modeling of a SiC MOSFET’s Turn-Off Overvoltage
The overvoltage during hard switching limits the full utilization of devices due to higher blocking voltage requirement. The faster switching speed of SiC MOSFET worsens the trade-off, and the understanding of the overvoltage’s mechanism is crucial for the better utilization. In this paper, experimental characterizations on the influence of circuit parasitic parameters and gate resistances on overvoltage are performed. Furthermore, a SPICE-based device behavioral model is built and found to able to accurately predict the overvoltage. The same method could be applied to device rating selection in converter design.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
W. Zhang et al., "Characterization and Modeling of a SiC MOSFET’s Turn-Off Overvoltage", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 827-831, 2018