Turn-OFF dV/dt Controllability in 1.2-kV MOS-Bipolar Devices

Peng Luo, Sankara Narayanan Ekkanath Madathil, Shin Ichi Nishizawa, Wataru Saito

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    Turn-off dV/dt controllability is an essential feature in insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for flexible design in power switching applications. However, the occurrence of dynamic avalanche (DA) during the turn-off transients plays a key role on the turn-off power loss, dV/dt controllability and safe operating area of IGBTs. This article aims to clarify the impact of DA on the turn-off characteristics of 1.2-kV trench IGBTs through three-dimensional technology computer aided design (TCAD) simulations as well as experimental demonstrations. Measurement results show that DA is enhanced at high current density and high supply voltage conditions, which aggravates its influence on the dV/dt controllability as well as turn-off power loss. To eliminate the DA for high current density and low loss operations, a DA free design is experimentally demonstrated in the Trench Clustered IGBT (TCIGBT). Due to effective management of electric field and unique p-channel metal oxide semiconductor (PMOS) actions during turn-off, TCIGBT can retain high dV/dt controllability and low power loss at high current density operations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number9159936
    Pages (from-to)3304-3311
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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