Influence of oxynitride (SiOxNy) passivation on the microwave performance of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

The effects of the composition of oxynitride passivations (SiOxNy) deposited by plasma enhanced chemical-vapor deposition (PECVD) at room temperature on the microwave performance of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) were investigated. Five different SiOxNy passivating layers were deposited covering the whole range of dielectrics combinations from SiOx to SiNy. Their impacts on the HEMT performance were studied by means of DC, S-parameters, pulsed IV and load-pull measurements. The oxynitride dielectric with a refraction index of 1.58 was shown to be an effective SiOxNy passivation for limiting the gate-lag effects in the HEMTs and at the same time increasing the breakdown voltage of the device. It is thus a promising passivation layer for microwave power high voltage and high power applications.

Författare

Vincent Desmaris

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Avancerad mottagarutveckling

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Niklas Rorsman

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

E. Y. Chang

Solid-State Electronics

Vol. 52 632-636

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