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A 200-GHz true E-mode low-noise MHEMT


In this paper, a fully passivated true enhancement mode 110-nm metamorphic high-electron mobility transistor (E-MHEMT) on GaAs substrate with excellent dc and RF performance has been developed. By choosing an indium content of 40% for the AlInAs/GalnAs/AlInAs MHEMT, the difference between the Schottky-barrier height and the conductance band-offset (channel/barrier) of the device is enhanced compared with 53% indium devices lattice matched to an InP substrate. A true E-MHEMT is demonstrated with an extremely low leakage current, wide gate-voltage swing, and excellent dynamic performance. The threshold-voltage standard deviation is only 12 mV on four wafers. The device presents an excellent unity gain cutoff frequency of 204 GHz with state-of-the-art NF min = 0.69 dB and Gass = 10 dB at 30 GHz. This transistor is a good candidate for high-speed digital, high-frequency analog, or mixed applications, where the low noise, low-power consumption, and digital capabilities of this technology are distinct advantages.
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hal-00255758 , version 1 (14-02-2008)



Hassan Maher, Ikram El Makoudi, Peter Frijlink, Derek Smith, Marc Rocchi, et al.. A 200-GHz true E-mode low-noise MHEMT. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 2007, 54 (7), pp.1626-1632. ⟨10.1109/TED.2007.899377⟩. ⟨hal-00255758⟩
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