ASM GaN: industry standard model for GaN RF and power devices - part-II: modeling of charge trapping

Sayed Ali Albahrani, Dhawal Mahajan, Jason Hodges, Yogesh Singh Chauhan, Sourabh Khandelwal*

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Because of charge trapping in GaN HEMTs, dc characteristics of these devices are not representative of high-frequency operation. The advanced spice model GaN model presented in Part I of this paper is combined with a Shockley-Reed-Hall-based trap model, yielding a comprehensive FET model for GaN HEMTs which can accurately model GaN devices exhibiting trapping-related dispersion effects. Measurement results of the dc and pulsed output and transfer characteristics of a commercially available GaN HEMT are presented, trapping in the device is modeled, and excellent fit to the measured data is shown. This paper presents an accurate model of trapping which is validated for eight different quiescent bias points of pulse measurements, with quiescent drain voltage ranging from 5 to 20 V and quiescent gate voltage ranging from -2.8 to -3.8 V, and a large range of gate and drain voltages to which the device was pulsed in the pulse measurements and at which the device was measured in the dc measurements, with gate voltage ranging from -4 to 0.4 V and drain voltage ranging from 0 to 40 V. This paper also presents high-frequency (10 GHz) large-signal RF validation of the model for optimal complex load condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


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