Measurement of the common source inductance of typical switching device packages

Kyota Aikawa, Tomohumi Shiida, Ryunosuke Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Umetani, Eiji Hiraki

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Abstract

The common source inductance is one of the major causes of deterioration of the switching speed and susceptibility of the false triggering for semiconductor switching devices. Practical design of this inductance requires selection of an appropriate semiconductor package because this inductance is greatly dependent on the physical package structure. However, few studies have reported a list of the common source inductance of commercially available packages. In order to list and compare the common source inductance among typical semiconductor packages, this paper carried out measurement of this inductance of actual switching devices mounted on experimental PCBs. This paper employed a recently proposed straightforward measurement technique directly applicable to switching devices mounted on PCBs. As a result, a basic database of the common source inductance of typical packages was presented. The common source inductance was found to be determined mainly by the package type. However, in TO-247 and TO-220 packages, approximately one-third of the total common source inductance was found to possibly vary among the switching devices of the same package due to the dependence on the current rating. Investigation of the physical package structure implied that this dependence was caused by the stray inductance of the bonding wires connecting the semiconductor chip to the source terminal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 3rd International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1172-1177
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509051571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 2017
Event3rd IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 3 2017Jun 7 2017

Other

Other3rd IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period6/3/176/7/17

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Keywords

  • bonding wire
  • common source inductance
  • semiconductor package
  • stray inductance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Aikawa, K., Shiida, T., Matsumoto, R., Umetani, K., & Hiraki, E. (2017). Measurement of the common source inductance of typical switching device packages. In 2017 IEEE 3rd International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017 (pp. 1172-1177). [7992207] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IFEEC.2017.7992207