Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices

Author: B. Jayant Baliga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387473147
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Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices provides an in-depth treatment of the physics of operation of power semiconductor devices that are commonly used by the power electronics industry. Analytical models for explaining the operation of all power semiconductor devices are shown. The treatment here focuses on silicon devices but includes the unique attributes and design requirements for emerging silicon carbide devices. The book will appeal to practicing engineers in the power semiconductor device community.

Semiconductor Power Devices

Author: Josef Lutz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642111259
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Semiconductor power devices are the heart of power electronics. They determine the performance of power converters and allow topologies with high efficiency. Semiconductor properties, pn-junctions and the physical phenomena for understanding power devices are discussed in depth. Working principles of state-of-the-art power diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs and IGBTs are explained in detail, as well as key aspects of semiconductor device production technology. In practice, not only the semiconductor, but also the thermal and mechanical properties of packaging and interconnection technologies are essential to predict device behavior in circuits. Wear and aging mechanisms are identified and reliability analyses principles are developed. Unique information on destructive mechanisms, including typical failure pictures, allows assessment of the ruggedness of power devices. Also parasitic effects, such as device induced electromagnetic interference problems, are addressed. The book concludes with modern power electronic system integration techniques and trends.

Advanced Power MOSFET Concepts

Author: B. Jayant Baliga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441959171
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During the last decade many new concepts have been proposed for improving the performance of power MOSFETs. The results of this research are dispersed in the technical literature among journal articles and abstracts of conferences. Consequently, the information is not readily available to researchers and practicing engineers in the power device community. There is no cohesive treatment of the ideas to provide an assessment of the relative merits of the ideas. "Advanced Power MOSFET Concepts" provides an in-depth treatment of the physics of operation of advanced power MOSFETs. Analytical models for explaining the operation of all the advanced power MOSFETs will be developed. The results of numerical simulations will be provided to give additional insight into the device physics and validate the analytical models. The results of two-dimensional simulations will be provided to corroborate the analytical models and give greater insight into the device operation.

Power Semiconductors

Author: Stefan Linder
Publisher: EPFL Press
ISBN: 9780824725693
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The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the various types of power semiconductor devices, to give an insight into how they function, and to explain and analyze the characteristics of the various components. All the important classes of power semiconductors are covered. Of particular interest, the author takes into account the role of plasma formation in the operation of highpower semiconductor devices.

Fundamentals of Power Electronics

Author: Erickson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461576466
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In many university curricula, the power electronics field has evolved beyond the status of comprising one or two special-topics courses. Often there are several courses dealing with the power electronics field, covering the topics of converters, motor drives, and power devices, with possibly additional advanced courses in these areas as well. There may also be more traditional power-area courses in energy conversion, machines, and power systems. In the breadth vs. depth tradeoff, it no longer makes sense for one textbook to attempt to cover all of these courses; indeed, each course should ideally employ a dedicated textbook. This text is intended for use in introductory power electronics courses on converters, taught at the senior or first-year graduate level. There is sufficient material for a one year course or, at a faster pace with some material omitted, for two quarters or one semester. The first class on converters has been called a way of enticing control and electronics students into the power area via the "back door". The power electronics field is quite broad, and includes fundamentals in the areas of • Converter circuits and electronics • Control systems • Magnetics • Power applications • Design-oriented analysis This wide variety of areas is one of the things which makes the field so interesting and appealing to newcomers. This breadth also makes teaching the field a challenging undertaking, because one cannot assume that all students enrolled in the class have solid prerequisite knowledge in so many areas.

Physics of Semiconductor Devices

Author: Massimo Rudan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493911511
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This book describes the basic physics of semiconductors, including the hierarchy of transport models, and connects the theory with the functioning of actual semiconductor devices. Details are worked out carefully and derived from the basic physics, while keeping the internal coherence of the concepts and explaining various levels of approximation. Examples are based on silicon due to its industrial importance. Several chapters are included that provide the reader with the quantum-mechanical concepts necessary for understanding the transport properties of crystals. The behavior of crystals incorporating a position-dependent impurity distribution is described, and the different hierarchical transport models for semiconductor devices are derived (from the Boltzmann transport equation to the hydrodynamic and drift-diffusion models). The transport models are then applied to a detailed description of the main semiconductor-device architectures (bipolar, MOS). The final chapters are devoted to the description of some basic fabrication steps, and to measuring methods for the semiconductor-device parameters.

Power Electronics Basics

Author: Yuriy Rozanov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482298805
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Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications provides fundamental knowledge for the analysis and design of modern power electronic devices. This concise and user-friendly resource: Explains the basic concepts and most important terms of power electronics Describes the power assemblies, control, and passive components of semiconductor power switches Covers the control of power electronic devices, from mathematical modeling to the analysis of the electrical processes Addresses pulse-width modulation, power quality control, and multilevel, modular, and multicell power converter topologies Discusses line-commutated and resonant converters, as well as inverters and AC converters based on completely controllable switches Explores cutting-edge applications of power electronics, including renewable energy production and storage, fuel cells, and electric drives Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications supplies graduate students, industry professionals, researchers, and academics with a solid understanding of the underlying theory, while offering an overview of the latest achievements and development prospects in the power electronics industry.

Fundamentals of Power Electronics

Author: S. Rama Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849309342
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Written in plain language, Fundamentals of Power Electronics sets forth the basic principles of power electronics. Starting with the various types of devices, protection, and series and parallel operation of silicon controlled rectifiers, it details all the aspects of power electronics essential to building a strong foundation for the further study and practice of industrial or power electronics engineering. The author devotes considerable attention to a wide variety of applications, from AC and DC motors, heating, and welding to HVDC transmission and thyristor controlled electrical drives. Fundamentals of Power Electronics is filled with diagrams that clarify the concepts presented. Each chapter includes sections containing numerous examples and short questions with answers. An appendix furnishes a series of power electronics experiments that explore SCR characteristics, UJT firing circuits, voltage and current commutation, triac characteristics, and the RC triggering scheme of SCR.