The channel layer substitution of a wider bandgap AlGaN for a conventional GaN in high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) is an effective method of enhancing the breakdown voltage. We demonstrated a remarkable breakdown voltage enhancement in these AlGaN channel HEMTs. The obtained maximum breakdown voltages were 463 and 1650V in the Al0.53Ga0.47NAl0.38Ga0.62N HEMT with the gate-drain distances of 3 and 10μm, respectively. This result is very promising for the further higher power operation of high-frequency HEMTs.

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