Influence of interface state charges on RF performance of LDMOS transistor
2008 (English)In: Solid-State Electronics, ISSN 0038-1101, E-ISSN 1879-2405, Vol. 52, no 7, 1099-1105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Si-LDMOS transistor is studied by TCAD simulation for improved RF performance. In LDMOS structure, a low-doped reduced surface field (RESURF) region is used to obtain high breakdown voltage, but it reduces the transistor RF performance due to high on-resistance. The interface charges between oxide and the RESURF region are studied and found to have a strong impact on the transistor performance both in DC and RF. The presence of excess interface state charges at the RESURF region results not only higher DC drain current but also improved RF performance in terms of power, gain and efficiency. The most important achievement is the enhancement of operating frequency and RF output power is obtained well above 1 W/mm up to 4 GHz.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2008. Vol. 52, no 7, 1099-1105 p.
Semiconductor devices; Interface state charges; Power electronics; Amplifiers; CAD simulations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20866DOI: 10.1016/j.sse.2008.04.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20866DiVA: diva2:236612