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Semiconductor Devices

Discrete semiconductor devices, such as diodes and transistors

Simscape Blocks

Current LimiterBehavioral model of current limiter
DiodeDiode model; piecewise linear, piecewise linear zener, or exponential diode
N-Channel IGBTModel N-Channel IGBT
N-Channel JFETModel N-Channel JFET
N-Channel LDMOS FETModel N-Channel LDMOS or VDMOS transistors suitable for high voltage
N-Channel MOSFETModel N-Channel MOSFET using either Shichman-Hodges equation or surface-potential-based model
NPN Bipolar TransistorModel NPN bipolar transistor using enhanced Ebers-Moll equations
OptocouplerModel optocoupler as LED, current sensor, and controlled current source
P-Channel JFETModel P-Channel JFET
P-Channel LDMOS FETModel P-Channel LDMOS or VDMOS transistors suitable for high voltage
P-Channel MOSFETModel P-Channel MOSFET using either Shichman-Hodges equation or surface-potential-based model
PNP Bipolar TransistorModel PNP bipolar transistor using enhanced Ebers-Moll equations
ThyristorModel thyristor using NPN and PNP transistors

Functions

elec_getEfficiencyCalculate efficiency as function of dissipated power losses
elec_getPowerLossSummaryCalculate dissipated power losses
elec_getPowerLossTimeSeriesCalculate dissipated power losses and return time series data

Topics

Parameterizing Blocks from Datasheets

Overview of techniques used to specify block parameters to match the data found on manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize a Piecewise Linear Diode Model

How to specify block parameters for a Piecewise Linear Diode to match the data found on manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize an Exponential Diode from a Datasheet

How to specify block parameters for an Exponential Diode to match the data found on manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize an Exponential Diode from SPICE Netlist

How to specify block parameters for an Exponential Diode to match the SPICE netlist data.

Simulating Thermal Effects in Semiconductors

Simulating generated heat and device temperature by using the thermal ports

Plot Basic Characteristics for Semiconductor Blocks

Plot I-V curve for semiconductor device model, based on block parameter values.

MOSFET Characteristics Viewer

Verify MOSFET model behavior based on specified parameter values.

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