On-State Characteristics of SiC Power UMOSFETs on 115- m Drift Layers
Date of this Version4-1-2005
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We describe the on-state performance of trench oxide-protected SiC UMOSFETs on 115- m-thick n-type 4H-SiC epilayers designed for blocking voltages up to 14 kV. An on-state current density of 137 A/cm2 and specific on-resistance of 228m cm2 are achieved at a gate bias of 40 V (oxide field of 2.67 MV/cm). The effect of current spreading on the specific on-resistance for finite-dimension devices is investigated, and appropriate corrections are made.