Estimation of SiC JFET temperature during short-circuit operations

Mounira Berkani, Stéphane Lefebvre, Narjes Boughrara, Zoubir Khatir, Jean Claude Faugières, Peter Friedrichs, Ali Haddouche

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This paper presents results showing the robustness of different SiC JFET transistors from SiCED in current limitation regime or short-circuit operation. Crystal temperature during failure was estimated after different electrical characterizations and using appropriate models of saturation current which is used as a thermal indicator. This work shows the exceptional robustness of SiC JFET transistors in current limitation mode compared to Si devices (MOSFETS and IGBTs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1358-1362
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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