Semiconductor Power Devices

Semiconductor Power Devices

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Semiconductor power devices are the heart of power electronics. They determine the performance of power converters and allow topologies with high efficiency. Semiconductor properties, pn-junctions and the physical phenomena for understanding power devices are discussed in depth. Working principles of state-of-the-art power diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs and IGBTs are explained in detail, as well as key aspects of semiconductor device production technology. In practice, not only the semiconductor, but also the thermal and mechanical properties of packaging and interconnection technologies are essential to predict device behavior in circuits. Wear and aging mechanisms are identified and reliability analyses principles are developed. Unique information on destructive mechanisms, including typical failure pictures, allows assessment of the ruggedness of power devices. Also parasitic effects, such as device induced electromagnetic interference problems, are addressed. The book concludes with modern power electronic system integration techniques and trends.437a€“440 (2004) [Rah05] Rahimo M et al: a€œA Study of Switching-Self-Clamping- Mode a€œSSCMa€ as an Overvoltage Protection ... Porst A, Pfirsch F: a€œInvestigations on the Stability of Dynamic Avalanche in IGBTsa€, Proceedings of the ISPSD (2002 ) [Sai04] Saint-Eve F, ... 2365a€“2372 (2000) [Syn07] Advanced tcad manual.

Title:Semiconductor Power Devices
Author:Josef Lutz, Heinrich Schlangenotto, Uwe Scheuermann, Rik De Doncker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-01-15


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