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SiC/GaN power semiconductor devices theoretical comparison and experimental evaluation

Li, Ke; Evans, Paul; Johnson, Christopher Mark

Authors

Ke Li Ke.Li@nottingham.ac.uk

PAUL EVANS paul.evans@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor

MARK JOHNSON mark.johnson@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Advancedpower Conversion



Abstract

SiC and GaN power transistors conduction loss and switching losses are compared in this paper. In order to compare performance of the same power rating device, a theoretical analysis is given to compare SiC device conduction loss and switching losses change when device maximal blocking voltage reduces by half. Then static and dynamic characteristics of commercial SiC and GaN power transistors are compared and it is shown that GaN-HEMT would still have smaller ON-state resistance and inter-electrode capacitance in comparison with a 600V SiC device. After that, switching losses E8w of a GaN-HEMT is measured and compared with that of a 1200V SiC-JFET and a 600V SiC-MOSFET, in which it is shown that E8w of a GaN-HEMT is smaller than a SiC power transistor with the same power rating.

Citation

Li, K., Evans, P., & Johnson, C. M. (2016). SiC/GaN power semiconductor devices theoretical comparison and experimental evaluation

Conference Name 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC 2016)
End Date Oct 20, 2016
Acceptance Date Jun 14, 2016
Publication Date Oct 19, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 17, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 17, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Wide bandgap power semiconductor device; GaN-HEMT; SiC-JFET; SiC-MOSFET; Conduction loss; Switching loss
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38780
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7791774/
Related Public URLs http://www.vppc2016.org/
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