SIMPLE TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING THE SMALL-SIGNAL EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT OF MESFET's

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Abstract

Simple techniques for determining the broadband small signal equivalent circuit (SSEC) of MESFETs are presented in this paper. The intrinsic elements are calculated using two-dimensional method from the Y parameters, which are obtained from the Fourier analysis of the device transient response to voltage-step perturbations at the drain and gate electrodes. Whereas, the parasitic external elements are determined by simple approximations used in transmission line modeling. In addition, a new technique is also proposed to determine the source and drain series resistances. A comparison of the SSEC of three different MESFETs technologies shows that the MESFETs on GaN and 4H-SiC are suitable for high power applications. The method used to determine the intrinsic elements is validated with simulated data obtained by Monte Carlo method.

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