• B. Jayant Baliga


Power devices are required for systems that operate over a broad spectrum of power levels and frequencies as discussed in the textbook [1]. A useful classification for the applications that is based up on the operating voltage level is shown in Fig. 10.1.


Breakdown Voltage Transient Current Input Capacitance Silicon Device Power MOSFET 


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    Silicon Semiconductor Corporation Datasheets,

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jayant Baliga
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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