29 March 2010


GaN-on-Si transistor maker EPC makes available SPICE models

Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA has made available on its web site SPICE models for all of its enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) transistors (launched recently).

TSPICE, PSPICE and LTSPICE device models have been developed to help designers of GaN-based power conversion circuits and systems to understand the value of the firm's new power transistor family and to reduce their time-to-market with benchmark products. The free downloads are available at:

EPC has also written an application note to help users understand enhancement-mode GaN transistor capabilities and the applicability of the SPICE models, available at:

EPC claims to be the first firm to introduce enhancement-mode GaN-on-Si transistors as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as servers, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base-stations, flat-panel displays, and class-D audio amplifiers. Device performance is many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs, the firm adds.

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EPC launches 40–200V E-mode GaN power transistors

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