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Gallium Arsenide book notes

  • contents
  • GaN technology overview
    • History
    • Benefits
    • Transistor structure
    • Manufacturing
  • Transistor characteristics
    • Intro
    • Device parameters
    • Capacitance & charge
    • Reverse conduction
    • Thermal resistance
    • Transient thermal impedance
    • summary
  • Drivers
    • Intro
    • Gate drive voltage
    • Bootstrapping & floating supplies
    • dv/dt immunity
    • di/dt immunity
    • Ground bounce
    • Common mode current
    • Gate driver edge rate
    • Driving cascode GaN devices
    • summary
  • Layout
    • Intro
    • Minimizing parasitic inductance
    • Conventional power loop designs
    • Power loop optimization
    • Paralleling GaN transistors
    • summary
  • Modeling & Measurement
    • Intro
    • Electrical modeling
    • Thermal modeling
    • Performance measurement
    • summary
  • Hard-Switch Topologies
    • Intro
    • Loss analysis
    • External factors
    • Reducing body diode conduction losses
    • Frequency impact on magnetics
    • Buck converter example
    • summary
  • Resonant & Soft-Switch Topologies
    • Intro
    • Techniques
    • Device parameters
    • Example: high-frequency resonant bus converter
  • RF performance
    • Intro
    • RF vs switching transistors
    • RF basics
    • RF transistor metrics
    • Amplifier design with small-signal S-parameters
    • Amplifier design example
  • Space applications
    • Intro
    • Failure mechanisms
    • Radiation exposure & tolerance stds
    • Gamma radiation tolerance
    • Single-event effects (SEE) testing
    • Performance vs rad-hard silicon MOSFETs
    • summary
  • Application examples
    • Intro
    • DC-DC converters (non-isolated)
    • DC-DC converters (isolated)
    • Class-D audio
    • Envelope tracking
    • Highly resonant wireless energy transfer
    • LIDAR & pulsed lasers
    • Power correction factor
    • Motor drive & photovoltaic inverters
    • summary
  • Replacing silicon power MOSFETs
    • Rate of adoption
    • GaN capabilities
    • Ease of use
    • Cost vs time
    • Reliability
    • Trends
    • Conclusion