GaAs MESFET with Source-Connected Field Plate for High Voltage MMICs

M. L. Balzan, M. J. Drinkwine, and T. A. Winslow*
Tyco Electronics, Inc., 5310 Valley Park Drive, Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 563-8600, E-mail: balzanm@tycoelectronics.com
* currently with Nitronex Corporation

Keywords: Field plate, GaAs MESFET, high voltage

Abstract
In this paper we show the results of a source-connected field plate development effort for MMIC-compatible planar HV MESFETs. It is shown that best power performance is obtained from this process using devices incorporating both gate-connected and source-connected field plates.
 
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