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Active and Passive Electronic Components
Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 61-67
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1042015031000073805

Junction Parameter Extraction for Electronic Device Characterization

1Laboratoire LPSE, Département de Physique, Université Libanaise-Faculté de Sciences II, Jdeidet BP 90656, Lebanon
2LP2A, Université de Perpignan, 52 Avenue de Villeneuve, Perpignan Cedex 66 860, France

Received 22 October 2002; Revised 17 November 2002

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Abstract

A new method for the extraction of junction parameters from a description of the current–voltage characteristic is developed. A simulation is performed and a high accuracy is obtained for the determination of the singleexponential model parameters. The method is easy to implement in a control process for device characterization. An application, achieved to observe the degradation of the emitter–base junction of a bipolar transistor during an aging experiment, shows that the evolutions of the single exponential model parameters versus time introduce a means for degradation quantification.