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Diode parameter extraction by a linear cofactor difference operation method

Ma Chenyue , Zhang Chenfei , Wang Hao , He Jin , Lin Xinnan and Mansun Chan

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Abstract: The linear cofactor difference operator (LCDO) method, a direct parameter extraction method for general diodes, is presented. With the developed LCDO method, the extreme spectral characteristic of the diode voltage--current curves is revealed, and its extreme positions are related to the diode characteristic parameters directly. The method is applied to diodes with different sizes and temperatures, and the related characteristic parameters, such as reverse saturation current, series resistance and non-ideality factor, are extracted directly. The extraction result shows good agreement with the experimental data.

Key words: LCDO, diode, parameter extraction, ideality factor, series resistance


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Ma C Y, Zhang C F, Wang H, He J, Lin X N, Man S C. Diode parameter extraction by a linear cofactor difference operation method[J]. J. Semicond., 2010, 31(11): 114009. doi: 10.1088/1674-4926/31/11/114009.

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Manuscript received: 18 August 2015 Manuscript revised: 26 May 2010 Online: Published: 01 November 2010

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