The DC behavioural electrothermal model of silicon carbide power MOSFETs under SPICE

Abderrazak Lakrim, Driss Tahri
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)  
This paper presents a new behavioural electrothermal model of power Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET under SPICE. This model is based on the MOS model level 1of SPICE, in which phenomena such as Drain Leakage Current IDSS, On-State Resistance R DSon , gate Threshold voltage V GSth , the transconductance (gfs), I-V Characteristics Body diode, temperature-dependent and self-heating are included and represented using behavioural blocks ABM (Analog Behavioural Models) of Spice library. This ultimately
more » ... akes this model flexible and easily can be integrated into the various Spice -based simulation softwares. The internal junction temperature of the component is calculated on the basis of the thermal model through the electric power dissipated inside and its thermal impedance in the form of the localized Foster canonical network. The model parameters are extracted from manufacturers' data (curves data sheets) using polynomial interpolation with the method of simulated annealing (SA) and weighted least squares (WLS). This model takes into account the various important phenomena within transistor. The effectiveness of the presented model has been verified by Spice simulation results and as well as by data measurement for SiC MOS transistor C2M0025120D CREE (1200V, 90A).
doi:10.1109/icit.2015.7125514 dblp:conf/icit2/LakrimT15 fatcat:m5xw2xdmdnd67bgptzqwsqthmm