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Semiconductors

Discrete semiconductor devices, such as diodes and transistors

Simscape Blocks

Current LimiterBehavioral model of current limiter
DiodePiecewise or exponential diode
Gate DriverBehavioral model of gate driver integrated circuit
GTOGate Turn-Off Thyristor
Half-Bridge DriverBehavioral model of half-bridge driver integrated circuit
Ideal Semiconductor SwitchIdeal Semiconductor Switch
IGBT (Ideal, Switching)Ideal insulated-gate bipolar transistor for switching applications
MOSFET (Ideal, Switching)Ideal N-channel MOSFET for switching applications
N-Channel IGBTN-Channel insulated gate bipolar transistor
N-Channel JFETN-Channel junction field-effect transistor
N-Channel LDMOS FETN-Channel laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor or vertically diffused metal oxide semiconductor transistors suitable for high voltage
N-Channel MOSFETN-Channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor using either Shichman-Hodges equation or surface-potential-based model
NPN Bipolar TransistorNPN bipolar transistor using enhanced Ebers-Moll equations
OptocouplerBehavioral model of optocoupler as LED, current sensor, and controlled current source
P-Channel JFETP-Channel junction field-effect transistor
P-Channel LDMOS FETP-Channel laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor or vertically diffused metal oxide semiconductor transistors suitable for high voltage
P-Channel MOSFETP-Channel metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor using either Shichman-Hodges equation or surface-potential-based model
PNP Bipolar TransistorPNP bipolar transistor using enhanced Ebers-Moll equations
ThyristorThyristor using NPN and PNP transistors
Thyristor (Piecewise Linear)Thyristor

Functions

ee_getEfficiencyCalculate efficiency as function of dissipated power losses
ee_getPowerLossSummaryCalculate dissipated power losses
ee_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 from manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize a Piecewise Linear Diode Model from a Datasheet

Specify block parameters for a Piecewise Linear Diode to match the data from manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize an Exponential Diode from a Datasheet

Specify block parameters for an Exponential Diode to match the data from manufacturer datasheets.

Parameterize an Exponential Diode from SPICE Netlist

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

Simulating Thermal Effects in Semiconductors

Simulate generated heat and device temperature by using the thermal ports

Simulate Thermal Effects Using Simscape Electrical Thermal Blocks

Model heat loss using thermal variants and thermal blocks from the Simscape™ Electrical™ library.

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.