Compound Semiconductor Electronic Devices for Communications and Measuring Instruments

This white paper explains the principle and structure of high-speed transistor, and the difference of transistor types. Moreover, it describes some kinds of application example.


1 Introduction

2 High-speed Transistors using Compound Semiconductors

2.1 What is a Compound Semiconductor?

2.2 Principles and Structure of High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT)

2.3 Principles and Structure of Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT)

2.4 Comparison of Transistor Types

3 High-speed Transistor Application Fields using Compound Semiconductors

3.1 Application Examples in Communications Market

3.2 Measuring Instrument Application Examples

3.3 Optical Modulator Driver Application

4 Conclusions

5 References