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Pressure contact multi-chip packaging of SiC Schottky diodes

Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz; Alatise, Olayiwola; Mawby, Philip; Aliyu, Attahir Murtala; Castellazzi, Alberto

Authors

Jose Ortiz Gonzalez

Olayiwola Alatise

Philip Mawby

Attahir Murtala Aliyu

Alberto Castellazzi alberto.castellazzi@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Pressure contact packages have demonstrated an improved reliability for silicon devices due to the elimination of the weak elements of the packaging, namely wirebonds and solder. This packaging approach has not yet been widely studied for SiC devices, however, it is of high interest for applications like HVDC or rail traction, where the wide bandgap properties of SiC devices can be fully exploited and high reliability is critical. Current IGBT press-pack modules use Si PiN diodes for enabling reverse conduction, however, the use of SiC Schottky diodes would be beneficial given their better characteristics including low switching losses and lower zero temperature coefficient (ZTC) for electrothermal stability of diodes in parallel. A prototype for the evaluation of SiC Schottky diodes using pressure contacts has been designed, built and tested for both single die and multiple die.

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APA6 Citation Gonzalez, J. O., Alatise, O., Mawby, P., Aliyu, A. M., & Castellazzi, A. (in press). Pressure contact multi-chip packaging of SiC Schottky diodes
Keywords Pressure contacts, Press-pack, Silicon
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7988977/
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Published in: Proceedings of 29th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2017), 28 May-1 June 2017, Sapporo, Japan, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, 2017, pp. 435-438. ISSN: 1946-0201. ISBN 9784886860958. doi:10.23919/ISPSD.2017.7988977

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