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Silicon carbide high-power devices

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Weitzel, C.E. ; Phoenix Corp. Res. Labs., Motorola Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Palmour, J.W. ; Carter, C.H., Jr. ; Moore, K.
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In recent years, silicon carbide has received increased attention because of its potential for high-power devices. The unique material properties of SiC, high electric breakdown field, high saturated electron drift velocity, and high thermal conductivity are what give this material its tremendous potential in the power device arena. 4H-SiC Schottky barrier diodes (1400 V) with forward current densities over 700 A/cm2 at 2 V have been demonstrated. Packaged SITs have produced 57 W of output power at 500 MHz, SiC UMOSFETs (1200 V) are projected to have 15 times the current density of Si IGBTs (1200 V). Submicron gate length 4H-SiC MESFETs have achieved fmax=32 GHz, fT=14.0 GHz, and power density=2.8 W/mm @ 1.8 GHz. The performances of a wide variety of SiC devices are compared to that of similar Si and GaAs devices and to theoretically expected results

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Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 10 )