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Trench-Gate IGBT 3D

In this second half of a two-part example, a 3D model of a trench-gate IGBT is built by extruding the 2D model from the first half. Unlike the 2D model, now it is possible to arrange the alternating n+ and p+ emitters along the direction of extrusion as in the real device. This more ... Read More

MOSCAP 1D

The metal-silicon-oxide (MOS) structure is the fundamental building block for many silicon planar devices. Its capacitance measurements provide a wealth of insight into the working principles of such devices. This tutorial constructs a simple 1D model of a MOS capacitor (MOSCAP). Both ... Read More

Interface Trapping Effects of a MOSCAP

This tutorial compares experimental data from the literature with a COMSOL model of a MOSCAP with interface traps (surface states). The Trap-Assisted Surface Recombination feature is used to simulate the effects of the trap charges and the processes of carrier capturing and emitting by ... Read More

Small-Signal Analysis of a MOSFET

This model shows how to compute the AC characteristics of a MOSFET. Both the output conductance and the transconductance are computed as a function of the drain current. Read More

Forward Recovery of a PIN Diode

This tutorial simulates the turn-on transient (forward recovery) of a simple PIN diode, based on the book "Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices" by B. J. Baliga (p. 242, 2008 edition). The diode is current driven with a constant ramp rate of 1e9, 2e9 and 1e10 A/cm^2/sec and a ... Read More

Caughey-Thomas Mobility

With an increase in the parallel component of the applied field, carriers can gain energies above the ambient thermal energy and be able to transfer energy gained by the field to the lattice by optical phonon emission. The latter effect leads to a saturation of the carriers mobility. The ... Read More

Trench-Gate IGBT 2D

In this first half of a two-part example, a 2D model of a trench-gate IGBT is built, which will be extended to 3D in the second half. In general, it is the most efficient to start with a 2D model to make sure everything works as expected, before extending it to 3D. The Caughey-Thomas ... Read More

MOSCAP 1D Small Signal

The metal-silicon-oxide (MOS) structure is the fundamental building block for many silicon planar devices. Its capacitance measurements provide a wealth of insight into the working principles of such devices. This tutorial constructs a simple 1D model of a MOS capacitor (MOSCAP). Both ... Read More

Reverse Recovery of a PIN Diode

This tutorial simulates the turn-off transient (reverse recovery) of a simple PIN diode with an inductive load, loosely based on the book "Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices" by B. J. Baliga (p. 256, 2008 edition). Unlike the book, which assumes an initial constant current ramp ... Read More

DC Characteristics of a MESFET

In a MESFET, the gate forms a rectifying junction that controls the opening of the channel by varying the depletion width of the junction. In this model we simulate the response of a n-doped GaAs MESFET to different drain and gate voltages. For a n-doped material the electron ... Read More