Emitter Structure for Power Transistors
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21
The parameters of a transistor are decisively influenced by the size of the active emitter area. This area should be as large as possible to keep the current density low. An emitter element can be regarded as active when its distance from the neighboring base contact does not exceed a specified critical length which is a function of the vertical structure, the current density and the current amplification.