High-power-density and high-efficiency atomic-planar-doped AlGaAs/InGaAs quantum-well power high-electron-mobility transistors for 2.4 V medium-power wireless communication applications

Yeong Lin Lai, Edward Y. Chang, Chun Yen Chang, T. H. Liu, S. P. Wang

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Abstract

A high-power-density and high-efficiency molecular-beam-epitaxy-grown atomic-planar-doped AlGaAs/InGaAs quantum-well power high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) was developed for low-voltage medium-power wireless communication applications. The HEMT exhibited a maximum drain current of 420 mA/mm and a maximum transconductance of 275 mS/mm. A two-dimensional electron gas with a high sheet charge density and a high electron mobility in the InGaAs quantum well contributed to the high current density and high transconductance of the HEMT and enhanced the device power performance at low operating voltage. An output power density of 177 mW/mm and a power-added efficiency of 61% were achieved by the 2 mm HEMT at a drain voltage of 2.4 V and a frequency of 900 MHz. At 2.1 V drain voltage and 2.4 GHz frequency, the device demonstrated an output power of 24.4 dBm and a power-added efficiency of 57.4%. An adjacent channel leakage power of -55 dBc was attained for the 1.9-GHz π/4-shifted quadrature phase shift keying modulation when the output power was 22.2 dBm and the drain voltage was 2.4 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1861
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume36
Issue number3 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 1

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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