19 May 2021
GaN Systems Cup 2021 China Power Supply Society design competition underway
GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) says that the seventh annual ‘GaN Systems Cup’ China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition is now in progress. Engineering teams from China’s top universities are in the preliminary stages of the competition, with the goal to develop the best design for a high-efficiency, high-power-density wide-output power supply design using GaN Systems’ GS-065-011-1-L transistors.
“The GaN Systems Cup is a great way for lots of young engineers to design with our GaN as it becomes the power electronics industry’s fundamental building block,” says CEO Jim Witham.
University teams are tasked to develop a GaN-based power supply design that meets several technical requirements, including:
- 90-265VACrms input voltage;
- 5V–15V output voltage (test two working conditions of 15V/5A and 5V/5A);
- greater than 90% efficiency at 15V/5A output;
- not less than 10W/in3 power density;
- run continuously for 30 minutes.
Finalists will be announced on 25 August and the on-site finals and award ceremony will be held in November during the CPSS Annual Conference. Designs will be judged on meeting design criteria, functionality during test day, ingenuity, and quality of presentation.
The CPSS design competition focuses on innovation in energy conservation, emission reduction, and new energy utilization and encourages students to pursue careers in the power electronics industry.
The GaN Systems Cup is organized by Chongqing University and is sponsored by GaN Systems, CPSS and the organization’s Science Popularization Working Committee, and Ningbo Xici Electronic Technology Co Ltd. Itech Electronics Co Ltd is the supplier of the test equipment.