Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 32, Number 1, October 2005
|Page(s)||7 - 13|
|Section||Physics of Organic Materials and Devices|
|Published online||15 September 2005|
Experimental validation of the “FLoating Island” concept: realization of low on-resistance FLYMOS™ transistors
LAAS/CNRS, 7 avenue du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
2 Freescale Semiconducteurs France SAS, Av. du Général Eisenhower, BP 72329, 31023 Toulouse Cedex 1, France
Revised: 9 June 2005
Accepted: 7 July 2005
Published online: 15 September 2005
The present 14 volts automotive electrical system will soon become 42 volts. For these future automotive applications, development of 80 volts power MOSFETs exhibiting low on-resistance is desired. The “FLoating Island” MOSFET (FLIMOSFET) is one of the new candidates to break the silicon limit, which is the “specific on-resistance/breakdown voltage” trade-off limit of conventional power MOSFETs. In this paper, the “FLoating Island” concept has been implemented on silicon: new vertical N-channel FLIMOSFETs (FLYMOS™) dedicated to automotive applications (below 100 volts) have been fabricated for the first time, using two steps epitaxy process. Experimental results show that the FLYMOS™ transistor exhibit a breakdown voltage of 73 volts but also an improved specific on-resistance compared to conventional VDMOSFETs (33% reduction of the specific on-resistance for the same breakdown voltage). In other words, in terms of “specific on-resistance/breakdown voltage” trade-off, the FLYMOS™ transistor is one of the best MOS devices in low voltage applications. These measurements validate the “FLoating Island” concept and the efficiency of the original edge cell that is used in the FLYMOS™ technology.
PACS: 85.30.-z – Semiconductor devices / 85.30.De – Semiconductor-device characterization, design, and modeling / 85.30.Tv – Field effect devices
© EDP Sciences, 2005
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