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Compact modeling of high-frequency distortion in silicon integrated bipolar transistors

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3 Author(s)
Schroter, M. ; Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany ; Pehlke, D.R. ; Tzung-Yin Lee

The high-frequency distortion behavior of integrated silicon bipolar transistors is investigated experimentally and theoretically. Single-tone measurements using an automated setup are performed on transistors with various sizes and of different type, that were fabricated in a state-of-the-art production process offering high-speed and high-voltage transistor versions. The measured data, which were taken on devices laid out in usual high-frequency test pads, are compared to the advanced compact model HICUM showing excellent agreement over input power, bias, and frequency. In addition, a simplified model is used together with a Volterra-series approach to identify the nonlinear effects that are most important at high frequencies

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Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 7 )