Power performance and scalability of AlGaN/GaN power MODFETs Article

Alekseev, E, Pavlidis, D. (2000). Power performance and scalability of AlGaN/GaN power MODFETs . IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, 48(10), 1694-1700. 10.1109/22.873897

cited authors

  • Alekseev, E; Pavlidis, D


  • The scalability of power performance of AlGaN/GaN MODFETs with large gate periphery, as necessary for microwave power devices, is addressed in this paper. High-frequency large-signal characteristics of AlGaN/GaN MODFETs measured at 8 GHz are reported for devices with gatewidths from 200 μm to 1 mm. 1-dB gain compression occurred at input power levels varying from -1 to +10 dBm as the gatewidth increased, while gain remained almost constant at approx. 17 dB. Output power density was approx. 1 W/mm for all devices and maximum output power (29.9 dBm) occurred in devices with 1-mm gates, while power-added efficiency remained almost constant at approx. 30%. The large-signal characteristics were compared with those obtained by dc and small-signal S-parameters measurements. The results illustrate a notable scalability of AlGaN/GaN MODFET power characteristics and demonstrate their excellent potential for power applications.

publication date

  • October 1, 2000

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start page

  • 1694

end page

  • 1700


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