Dr. Grif Bilbro Receives Award For Research by Triquent Semiconductor, Inc.

July 06, 2012

Dr. Griff Bilbro
Dr. Griff Bilbro

Dr. Grif Bilbro has been awarded $300,000 by the Triquint Semiconductor, Inc. for research on Modeling TriQuint devices for DARPA MPC.

The award will run from December 21st, 2011 to December 31st, 2012.

Research Abstract

NCSU will model AlGaN/GaN HFETs for TriQuint under the MPC/DARPA effort over the next 2 or 3 years.

Twice a year, NCSU will develop a time domain model of TriQuint's current GaN FETs,  validate it against TriQuint characterizations of devices, then simulate the operation. There are three devices in each interation, a depletion mode logic device, an enhancement mode logic device, and a RF switch. Quantities of interest include  Ron, Roff, propagation delay and transition energy for the E/D logic, and off-state reactance.