Graphics-Intensive Applications Benefit From Power-Dense eGaN® DC-DC Converters

A 720-W demo design illustrates the benefits of using eGaN power transistors in dc/dc converters. As explained by EPC's Alex Lidow, the reference board is super small and hits 1,400 W/cubic inch with a 96% energy efficiency and a BOM cost of just six cents per watt. The hard-switching buck converter operating at 700 kHz delivers the kind of power density that comes in handy for high-end video gaming, bitcoin mining, and other applications that make intensive use of graphics processors.