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26 February 2020

GaN Systems showcasing new products at APEC 2020

In booth 1147 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC 2020) in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (15-19 March), GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) is showcasing new transistor products and power modules, reference designs and tools, and customer demonstrations in consumer electronics, industrial and automotive industries.

New products

  • Automotive power transistors, including: 650V/60A Gen2 automotive transistors that exceed enhanced AEC-Q101 performance requirements and have lifetime results of failure-in-time (FIT)<<1; available in both top-side-cooled (GS-065-060-5-T-A) and bottom-side-cooled (GS-065-060-5-B-A) versions;
  • High-power modules, including: 650V/150A Full-Bridge Module & Driver; 650V/150A Half-Bridge IPM (intelligent power modules); and 650V/300A 3-phase Module & Driver;
  • Integrated DrGaN modules, including: 100V integrated DrGaN device and 650V integrated Half-Bridge DrGaN power stage.

New design tools

  • The world’s first PLECS simulation models for 100V devices;
  • Class D audio evaluation boards for superior sound, high performance and high power; designs for both the Class D audio amplifier and audio-grade switch-mode power supply (SMPS);
  • Reference designs from Renesas, ON Semiconductor, and Heyday.

Customer applications

  • Mobile phone and computer adapters that are 3-4x times smaller with GaN versus silicon (including devices from Eggtronic and CUI);
  • Siemens’ Simatic Micro-Drive factory motor controller offering increased efficiency, faster motor response time, and smaller size;
  • PicoLAS laser diode driver that is 10x times smaller than silicon-based designs and Airity nanosecond pulsers for cold plasma generation;
  • ‘The Credit Card’, a 2kV output, up to 250W DC power supply more than 10x smaller and lighter than comparable power supplies;
  • Automotive electric vehicle (EV) onboard chargers, DC/DC converter, and traction inverter with what is claimed to be industry-leading power density from Hella, Canoo, and Brightloop
  • Toyota All-GaN-Vehicle, featuring a GaN traction inverter, GaN onboard charger, and GaN DC-DC converter.

GaN Systems experts is also providing best practices leveraging GaN through technical and industry presentations on 19 March:

  • 10.35-11am (R04-R05) ‘The Effect of Dynamic On-State Resistance to System Losses in GaN-Based Hard-Switching Applications’ by Dr Ruoyu Hou;
  • 11-11.25am (R07) ‘GaN Systems Demostrates Reliability Based on Qualification and Lifetime Data’ by Dr Maryam Abouie;
  • 11.15am-1.45pm (Poster Area) ‘Diagnosing for Cross-Conduction in GaN Half-Bridges’ by Dr Yajie Qiu.

Tags: GaN Systems E-mode GaN FETs Power electronics


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