Semiconductor devices, particularly the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), form the heart of the power electronics industry and play a pivotal role in the regulation and distribution of energy in the world. Since its conception as a switching device, improvements and innovative design ideas have established IGBT as a rugged contender in the competitive electronics field.
Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT): Theory and Design covers basic theory and design aspects of IGBTs, including the selection of silicon, achieving targeted specifications through device and process design, and device packaging. After laying the groundwork in MOS and bipolar disciplines, the author constructs the foundation of power device physics necessary for clearly understanding the subject matter, including chapters on:
- Non–punchthrough, punchthrough, vertical double diffused MOSFET and trench–gate IGBTs; improved lateral and novel IGBT structures; and emerging technologies
- Steady–state and dynamic operation, and soft switching performance; safe operating area and reliability tests of IGBT
- IGBT physics, device and circuit models
- IGBT unit cell design and latching suppression techniques
- IGBT fabrication steps and process design
- IGBT power modules
Unique in focusing on IGBT in its entirety, this book will be an invaluable resource for engineering students and professionals alike.
Power Device Evolution and the Advert of IGBT.
IGBT Fundamentals and Status Review.
MOS Components of IGBT.
Bipolar Components of IGBT.
Physics and Modeling of IGBT.
Latch–Up of Parasitic Thyristor in IGBT.
Design Considerations of IGBT Unit Cell.
IGBT Process Design and Fabrication Technology.
Power IGBT Modules.
Novel IGBT Design Concepts, Structural Innovations, and Emerging Technologies.
IGBT Circuit Applications.