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27 December 2018

GaN Systems exhibiting GaN-based power systems for wireless charging, electric and autonomous vehicles, and consumer products

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (8-11 January), GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) will be exhibiting the latest GaN-powered developments from companies targeting automobiles, energy storage systems, wireless charging solutions, and consumer electronics.

The rollout of new electronics and data-intensive technologies increasingly demands significant amounts of power, notes the firm. At the center of 2019 trends is the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing the power needs of the diverse technology that surrounds us, it adds. As we evolve globally, power cannot be taken for granted and simply viewed as an endless resource that comes out of a plug in a wall.

Using GaN power semiconductors will usher in new energy-efficient systems and products, including bringing about lighter and longer-range electric cars, better navigation and sensing in autonomous vehicles, devices without power cords, and more affordable and improved energy storage systems, says GaN Systems.

As a building block for these systems, GaN is enabling the creation of new energy-efficient systems and products that are 4x smaller, 4x lighter and exhibit 4x less energy loss, adds the firm.

GaN Systems’ power semiconductors are used in products across a wide range of applications. Demonstrations at CES by the firm’s customers and partners Eggtronic (LVCC, South Hall 4 – 36325), Osram (booth 8521), and PowerSphyr (booth 2107) include:

  • a 4-channel, high-power LiDAR system;
  • power supplies with 150% output power and no increase in size;
  • multi-device wireless power charging;
  • free-positioning capacitive wireless TV and laptops; and
  • a portable energy storage and generation system.

“GaN technology is becoming the standard building block for product innovation by enabling new power system design approaches that meet size, power, efficiency and system cost requirements,” says CEO Jim Witham.

“Power is a critical piece in any consumer and B2B electronic product design,” notes Enrico Dente, chief technology officer & chief information officer of Eggtronic. “Using GaN power transistors as a basis for power systems opens the door for improving and creating new opportunities such as smaller power adapters to efficient high-power wireless charging,” he adds.

“Osram enables LiDAR technology for autonomous vehicles by not only developing high-power, multi-channel SMT lasers that meet automotive quality standards but also working with eco-system partners like GaN Systems to address the technological barriers that arise,” says Rajeev Thakur, senior marketing manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors.

“GaN is a critical partner in our ability to deliver our SkyCurrent III dual-mode wireless charging solution at CES,” comments Neil Ganz, CEO & chairman of PowerSphyr. “GaN Systems is also a critical component across our entire suite of wireless charging solutions, allowing us to remove limitations of distance and wirelessly charge power hungry devices up to 500W.”

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