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Thermo-mechanical reliability and performance degradation of a lead-free RF power amplifier with GaN-on-SiC HEMTs
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden.
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2016 (English)In: 11th European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ECSCRM 2016, 2016, p. 715-718Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

RF power amplifier demonstrators containing each one GaN-on-SiC, HEMT, CHZ015AQEG, from UMS in SMD quad-flat no-leads package (QFN) were subjected to thermal cycles (TC) and power cycles (PC) followed by electrical, thermal and structural evaluation. Two types of solders i.e. Sn63Pb36Ag2 and lead-free SnAgCu (SAC305) and two types of TIM materials (NanoTIM and TgonTM 805) for PCB attachment to liquid cold plate were tested for thermomechanical reliability. Changes in electrical performance of the devices namely reduction of the current saturation value, threshold voltage shift, increase of the leakage current and degradation of the HF performance were observed as a result of an accumulated current stress during PC. No significant changes in the investigated solder or TIM materials were observed.

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2016. p. 715-718
Keywords [en]
GaN (gallium nitride), HEMT (high-electron-mobility transistor), PC (power cycle), Reliability, RF (radio frequency) power amplifier, SiC (silicon carbide), TC (thermal cycle), Gallium nitride, High electron mobility transistors, Lead, Lead-free solders, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Power amplifiers, Silicon, Silicon carbide, Soldering alloys, Thermal conductivity, Thermal cycling, Threshold voltage, Tin, Electrical performance, Performance degradation, Power cycle, Radio frequencies, Thermomechanical reliability, Threshold voltage shifts, Radio frequency amplifiers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-31088DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.897.715Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85019987879ISBN: 9783035710434 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-31088DiVA, id: diva2:1138507
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25 September 2016 through 29 September 2016
Available from: 2017-09-05 Created: 2017-09-05 Last updated: 2017-09-07Bibliographically approved

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