A new power structure integrating a freewheeling diode in the termination region of a punch-through (PT) insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is presented. The proposed solution requires virtually no silicon area penalty with respect to a standard IGBT. Static and dynamic experimental results show the correct behavior of both IGBT and freewheeling diode. Further, it is shown that the lateral diode surrounding the multicellular IGBT can support IGBT direct current with low on-state voltage drop. The operation mechanisms of the composite structure and design techniques to improve structure dynamic behavior are investigated through two-dimensional numerical device simulations

Design of IGBT with Integral Freewheeling Diode

NAPOLI, ETTORE;
2002-01-01

Abstract

A new power structure integrating a freewheeling diode in the termination region of a punch-through (PT) insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is presented. The proposed solution requires virtually no silicon area penalty with respect to a standard IGBT. Static and dynamic experimental results show the correct behavior of both IGBT and freewheeling diode. Further, it is shown that the lateral diode surrounding the multicellular IGBT can support IGBT direct current with low on-state voltage drop. The operation mechanisms of the composite structure and design techniques to improve structure dynamic behavior are investigated through two-dimensional numerical device simulations
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