LDMOS, power conversion, buck converter, InGaAs
In this work an n-channel In0.65Ga0.35As LDMOS with Al2O3 as gate dielectric is investigated. Instead of using traditional Si process for LDMOS, we suggest In0.65Ga0.35As as substitute material due to its higher electron mobility and its promising for power applications. The proposed 0.5-µm channel-length LDMOS cell is studied through device TCAD simulation tools. Due to different gate dielectric, comprehensive comparisons between In0.65Ga0.35As LDMOS and Si LDMOS are made in two ways, structure with the same cross-sectional dimension, and structure with different thickness of gate dielectric to achieve the same gate capacitance. The on-resistance of the new device shows a big improvement with no degradation on breakdown voltage over traditional device. Also it is indicated from these comparisons that the figure of merit(FOM) Ron·Qg of In0.65Ga0.35As LDMOS shows an average of 91.9% improvement to that of Si LDMOS. To further explore the benefit of using In0.65Ga0.35As LDMOS as switch in power applications, DC-DC buck converter is utilized to observe the performance of LDMOS in terms of power efficiency. The LDMOS performance is experimented with operation frequency of the circuit sweeping in the range from 100 KHz to 100 MHz. It turns out InGaAs LDMOS is good candidate for power applications.
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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Liu, Yidong, "Study Of Ingaas Ldmos For Power Conversion Applications" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4172.