Planar, High Frequency, Power Conversion Device Technology
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The team of Velox Semiconductor Corporation (Velox) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using a single, monolithic, all-GaN integrated Diode(s) Driven Gate (DDG) HFET to achieve normally-off device operation with specifications required for Navy applications. Utilizing this structure, the team intends to demonstrate an initial normally-off device with threshold voltage (VT) higher than 2.5V (Phase I) without jeopardizing other Hetero-junction Field Effect Transistor (HFET) performance indicators, such as specific on-resistance (Ron), maximum current density (Jd,max) and switching frequency (f). This solution will provide a significant device performance and reliability improvement due to the ability to optimize the power transistor in the structure.
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Research Institution Information:
Velox Semiconductor Corporation
394 Elizabeth Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873
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Rensselaer Polytehnic Institute
110 8th St.
Troy, NY 12180 3590
Nonprofit college or university