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The present paper presents the transistor modeling work achieved in the GaN European project KorriGaN (“Key Organisation for Research in Integrated Circuits in GaN technology”). The KorriGaN project (2005–09) has released 29 GaN circuits such as high-power amplifiers (HPAs), low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), and switches. Modeling is one of the main key to reach successful designs. Therefore, nonlinear models of European GaN HEMT models have been developed. This work deals with characterization tools such as pulsed IV, pulsed [S] parameters, load-pull measurements, and measurement-based methods to perform GaN HEMT compact models parameters extraction. The present paper will describe the transistor modeling activities in KorriGaN for HPA designs (nonlinear models including trapping and/or self-heating effects) and LNA designs (nonlinear models and noise parameters).
Epitaxial diamond films were deposited on polished single crystal Ib type HPHT diamond plates of (100) orientation by microwave CVD. The epilayers were used for the fabrication of surface channel MESFET structures having sub-micrometer gate length in the range 200-800 nm. Realized devices show maximum drain current and trasconductance values of about 190 mA/mm and 80 mS/mm, respectively, for MESFETs having 200 nm gate length. RF performance evaluation gave cut off frequency of about 14 GHz and maximum oscillation frequency of more than 26 GHz for the same device geometry.
Large-signal radiofrequency performances of surface channel diamond MESFET fabricated on hydrogenated polycrystalline diamond are investigated. The adopted device structure is a typical coplanar two-finger gate layout, characterized in DC by an accumulation-like behavior with threshold voltage Vt ∼ 0-0.5 V and maximum DC drain current of 120 mA/mm. The best radiofrequency performances (in terms of fT and fmax) were obtained close to the threshold voltage. Realized devices are analyzed in standard class A operation, at an operating frequency of 2 GHz. The MESFET devices show a linear power gain of 8 dB and approximately 0.2 Wmm RF output power with 22% power added efficiency. An output power density of about 0.8 W/mm can be then extrapolated at 1 GHz, showing the potential of surface channel MESFET technology on polycrystalline diamond for microwave power devices.
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