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Thyristor Compact Modeling based on Gummel-Poon Model Including Parameter Extraction Procedure

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 61 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2013
Authors:
Ahmed Shaker
Gihan T. Sayah
Mohamed Abouelatta
Abdelhalim Zekry
10.5120/10010-4904

Ahmed Shaker, Gihan T Sayah, Mohamed Abouelatta and Abdelhalim Zekry. Article: Thyristor Compact Modeling based on Gummel-Poon Model Including Parameter Extraction Procedure. International Journal of Computer Applications 61(16):12-20, January 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Ahmed Shaker and Gihan T. Sayah and Mohamed Abouelatta and Abdelhalim Zekry},
	title = {Article: Thyristor Compact Modeling based on Gummel-Poon Model Including Parameter Extraction Procedure},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {61},
	number = {16},
	pages = {12-20},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

In this paper, an improved approach for the modeling of power thyristors is presented. A modified two-transistor configuration based on the Gummel-Poon model is applied. This model takes into account the conductivity modulation and carrier-carrier scattering by using nonlinear current sources. The current gain of the transistor is studied relating it to the injection level in order to provide a more insight of some SPICE parameters. The design parameters of the thyristor are related to circuit parameters using some analytical expressions. Then, the SPICE model parameters are extracted using Silvaco. The simulation results are compared with measurements showing good agreement indicating that the developed model could efficiently describe the performance of the thyristor under various practical operating conditions.

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