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This work reports the development and fabrication of large area AlGaN/GaN-on-Si HFETs for the use in highly-efficient fast-switching power converters. High performance is demonstrated by full characterization of static- and dynamic-parameters and a direct comparison to two commercial state-of-the-art silicon power devices. Compared to their silicon(More)
AlGaN/GaN-on-Si Heterostructure Field-Effect Transistors (HFETs) for power switching are investigated in this paper. A design study for a fast switching environment for power devices is provided including an analysis of the technology, the fabrication, and the performances of large-area AlGaN/GaN-on-Si HFETs. Different power packages and high-current(More)
AlGaN/GaN HFETs yield excellent properties for highly-efficient power-switching devices. A key parameter of highly-efficient switches is the static on-state resistance of the transistor. This paper discusses the main parameters affecting the on-state resistance and in particular the influence of resistive metallization in lateral finger structures and(More)
The degradation of packaged GaN HEMTs for high power applications has been studied under long term reverse bias step stress tests. Increases of leakage current and dynamic R<sub>on</sub> resistance have been found. This degradation is possibly caused by the formation of localized defects which have been observed by backside electroluminescence imaging. In(More)
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