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The Origin of the Kink Phenomenon of Transistor Scattering Parameter

The Origin of the Kink Phenomenon of Transistor Scattering Parameter,Shey-Shi Lu,Chinchun Meng,To-Wei Chen,Hsiao-Chin Chen

The Origin of the Kink Phenomenon of Transistor Scattering Parameter   (Citations: 8)
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A novel theory based on dual-feedback circuit methodology is proposed to explain the kink phenomenon of transistor scattering parameter . Our results show that the output impedance of all transistors intrinsically shows a series RC circuit at low frequencies and a parallel RC circuit at high frequencies. It is this inherent ambivalent characteristic of the output impedance that causes the appearance of kink phenomenon of in a Smith chart. It was found that an increase of transistor transconductance enhances the kink effect while an increase of drain-to-source (or collector-to-emitter) capacitance obscures it. This explains why it is much easier to see the kink phenomenon in bipolar transistors, especially heterojunction bipolar transitors, rather than in field-effect transistors (FETs). It also explains why the kink phenomenon is seen in larger size FETs and not in smaller size FETs. Our model not only can predict the behavior of , but also calculate all -parameters accurately. Experimental data of submicrometer gate Si MOSFETs and GaAs FETs are used to verify our theory. A simple method for extracting transistor equivalent-circuit parameters from measured -parameters is also proposed based on our theory. Compared with traditional - or -parameter methods, our theory shows another advantage of giving deep insight into the physical meaning of -parameters. Index Terms—BJT, FET, HBT, kink phenomenon, MOSFET, -parameters.
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