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Advanced RF Characterization and Delay-Time Analysis of Short Channel AlGaN/GaN Heterojunction FETs
Takashi INOUE Yuji ANDO Kensuke KASAHARA Yasuhiro OKAMOTO Tatsuo NAKAYAMA Hironobu MIYAMOTO Masaaki KUZUHARA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2003/10/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Heterostructure Microelectronics with TWHM2003)
AlGaN/GaN heterojunction FET, short channel, delay-time analysis, series resistance, electron high-field velocity,
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High-frequency characterization and delay-time analysis have been performed for a short channel AlGaN/GaN heterojunction FET. The fabricated device with a short gate length (Lg) of 0.07 µm exhibited an extrinsic current gain cutoff frequency of 81 GHz and a maximum frequency of oscillation of 190 GHz with a maximum stable gain (MSG) of 8.2 dB at 60 GHz. A new scheme for the delay-time analysis was proposed, in which the effects of rather large series resistance RS + RD are properly taken into account. By applying the new scheme to a device with Lg=0.25 µm, we obtained an effective high-field electron velocity of 1.75107 cm/s, which is consistent with our previous results calculated using Monte Carlo simulation.