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An Analysis of IGBT(Insulator Gate Bipolar Transistor) Structure with an Additional Circular Trench Gate using Wet Oxidation

습식 산화를 이용한 원형 트렌치 게이트 IGBT에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2008.11.01

Abstract

The conventional IGBT has two problems to make the device taking high performance. The one is high on state voltage drop associated with JFET region, the other is low breakdown voltage associated with concentrating the electric field on the junction of between p base and n drift. This paper is about the structure to effectively improve both the lower on state voltage drop and the higher breakdown voltage than the conventional IGBT. For the fabrication of the circular trench IGBT with the circular trench layer, it is necessary to perform the only one wet oxidation step for the circular trench layer. Analysis on both the on state voltage drop and the breakdown voltage show the improved values compared to the conventional IGBT structure. Because the circular trench layer disperses electric field from the junction of between p base and n drift to circular trench, the breakdown voltage increase. The on state voltage drop decrease due to reduction of JFET region and direction changed of current path which pass through reversed layer channel. The electrical characteristics were studied by MEDICI simulation results.

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