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Electrothermal Model of SiC Power BJT

Department of Marine Electronics, Gdynia Maritime University, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
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Energies 2020, 13(10), 2617;
Received: 28 March 2020 / Revised: 13 May 2020 / Accepted: 17 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Latest Advances in Electrothermal Models)
This paper refers to the issue of modelling characteristics of SiC power bipolar junction transistor (BJT), including the self-heating phenomenon. The electrothermal model of the tested device is demonstrated and experimentally verified. The electrical model is based on the isothermal Gummel–Poon model, but several modifications were made including the improved current gain factor (β) model and the modified model of the quasi-saturation region. The accuracy of the presented model was assessed by comparison of measurement and simulation results of selected characteristics of the BT1206-AC SiC BJT manufactured by TranSiC. In this paper, a single device characterization has only been performed. The demonstrated results of research show the evident temperature impact on the transistor d.c. characteristics. A good compliance between the measured and calculated characteristics of the considered transistor is observed even in quasi-saturation mode. View Full-Text
Keywords: BJT; modelling; self-heating; silicon carbide; SPICE BJT; modelling; self-heating; silicon carbide; SPICE
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Patrzyk, J.; Bisewski, D.; Zarębski, J. Electrothermal Model of SiC Power BJT. Energies 2020, 13, 2617.

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