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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Display GaN-Enabled Wirelessly Powered Systems for the Home and High-Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Cars at 2019 CES

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Display GaN-Enabled Wirelessly Powered Systems for the Home and High-Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Cars at 2019 CES
Within the EPC hospitality suite, wirelessly powered systems for the home and GaN based, industry-leading LiDAR systems used in autonomous vehicles will be on display. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2018 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be demonstrating the power of eGaN® technology to enhance two game-changing consumer applications – wireless power and LiDAR for self-driving cars – at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8th through the 11th. Read more
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The Power and Evolution of GaN, Part 3: How to Build an Ultra-Fast High-Power Laser Driver using eGaN FETs - That Sees Farther, Better, and at a Lower Cost!

The Power and Evolution of GaN, Part 3: How to Build an Ultra-Fast High-Power Laser Driver using eGaN FETs - That Sees Farther, Better, and at a Lower Cost!
In the first article in this series, how gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR), envelope tracking, and wireless power was discussed. In this article, more detail on one of these leading applications, LiDAR, will be explored. How GaN is being used to make LiDAR systems that see farther, with higher resolution, and at lower cost will be shown. Power Systems Design Read article Read more
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EPC Expands Asian Team to Unleash the Power of Innovations for Customer Solutions

EPC Expands Asian Team to Unleash the Power of Innovations for Customer Solutions
As part of its expansion to support a widening customer base for DC-DC, LiDAR, wireless power applications and beyond, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation has expanded its Asia-based team with new members who are in close proximity to customers in 21 regions throughout Asia Pacific. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — November 28, 2018 — To support its accelerating sales growth in Asia, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce the expansion of the sales and FAE team in Asia Pacific to support its expanding customer base, maximize new business acquisition and ... Read more
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Gallium nitride is the silicon of the future

Gallium nitride is the silicon of the future

Last week, Anker debuted a tiny new power brick, crediting its small size with the component it uses instead of silicon: gallium nitride (GaN). It’s the latest example of the growing popularity of this transparent, glass-like material that could one day unseat silicon and cut energy use worldwide.

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Building the Smallest and Most Efficient 48 V to 5 - 12 V DC to DC using eGaN FETs and ICs

The Power and Evolution of GaN – Part 2 of 6 part series

Building the Smallest and Most Efficient 48 V to 5 - 12 V DC to DC using eGaN FETs and ICs
With the power architecture transition from a 12 V to a 48 V bus power distribution in modern data centers, there is an increased demand to improve 48 V power conversion efficiency and power density. In this context, DC-DC converters designed using eGaN® FETs and ICs provide a high efficiency and high power density solution. Additionally, with the advent of 48 V power systems in mild-hybrid, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, GaN transistors can provide a reduction in size, weight, and Bill of Materials (BOM) cost. Power Systems Design Read article Read more
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GaN-Based VRM Hybrid Converter Achieves 95% Efficiency for 48V to 1-2V/10A Power Conversion

GaN-Based VRM Hybrid Converter Achieves 95% Efficiency for 48V to 1-2V/10A Power Conversion

With the emergence of the 48V bus architecture, a new hybrid converter using gallium nitride (GaN) transistors can be employed which achieves a peak efficiency that exceeds 95% and with 225W/in3 power density. Of great interest for data center applications, where light load efficiency is critical for energy savings, the converter efficiency is kept higher than 90% down to a 20% load.

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EPC Partners with Wireless Power Innovators to Lead the Way in 5G Applications and Beyond

EPC Partners with Wireless Power Innovators to Lead the Way in 5G Applications and Beyond

Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer event features industry leaders from AirFuel Alliance, Efficient Power Conversion Corp, jjPLUS and IHS Market

Taipei, Taiwan – October 30, 2018 – There is increasing demand for medium and high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) for new applications such as 5G, notebooks, robots, machine tools and medical equipment. What will be the next killer application for wireless power?

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GaN-on-Silicon Power Devices: How to Dislodge Silicon-Based Power MOSFETs

GaN-on-Silicon Power Devices: How to Dislodge Silicon-Based Power MOSFETs
Gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors designed for efficient power conversion have been in production for seven years. New markets, such as light detection and ranging, envelope tracking, and wireless charging, have emerged due to the superior switching speed of GaN. These markets have enabled GaN products to achieve significant volumes, low production costs, and an enviable reliability reputation. All of this provides adequate incentive for the more conservative design engineers in applications such as dc-dc converters, ac-dc converters, and automotive to start their evaluation process. ... Read more

The Power and Evolution of GaN

The Power and Evolution of GaN
Gallium nitride(GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications since commercial availability began in 2010. New markets, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR), envelope tracking, and wireless power, emerged due to the superior switching speed of GaN. These new applications have helped develop a strong supply chain, low production costs, and an enviable reliability record. All of this provides adequate incentive for the more conservative design engineers in applications, such as dc–dc converters, ac–dc converters, and automotive to start their evaluation ... Read more
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Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices Published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices Published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Based on the authors' years of extensive experience, this is an authoritative overview of Wide Bandgap (WBG) device characterization. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – September 2018 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication by the Institution of Engineering and Technology of Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices co-authored by EPC Senior Applications Engineer, Dr. Edward A. Jones. This textbook provides essential tools to assist researchers, advanced students, and practicing engineers in performing both static and ... Read more
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EPC Receives 2018 Top 10 Power Products Award from Electronic Products China Magazine-21iC Media

EPC Receives  2018 Top 10 Power Products Award from  Electronic Products China Magazine-21iC Media
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) has successfully completed automotive AEC Q101 qualification for EPC2202 and EPC2203 gallium nitride devices, opening a range of applications in automotive and other harsh environments. EL SEGUNDO, Calif — September 13th, 2018 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s AEC Q101-qualified EPC2202 and EPC2203 have been honored with an Electronic Products China / 21iC Media’s “Top 10 Power Products – Technology Breakthrough Award.” The award presentation was announced on September 13th, 2018 in Beijing, China during ... Read more
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EPC Introduces 100 V eGaN Power Transistor – 30 Times Smaller Than Comparable Silicon and Capable of 97% Efficiency at 500 kHz

EPC Introduces 100 V eGaN Power Transistor – 30 Times Smaller Than Comparable Silicon and Capable of 97% Efficiency at 500 kHz
The EPC2051 offers power systems designers a 100 V, 25 mΩ, power transistor capable of 37 A pulsed in an extremely small chip-scale package.  These new devices are ideal for applications such as 48V power converters, LiDAR, and LED lighting. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — July 2018 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announces the EPC2051, a 100 V GaN transistor with a maximum RDS(on) of 25 mΩ and a 37 A pulsed output current for high efficiency power conversion in a tiny 1.1mm2 footprint. Read more
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Designing LiDAR and more into Autonomous E racing

Designing LiDAR and more into Autonomous E racing

The reason eGaN FETs (and now ICs) are used in all the LiDAR systems for autonomous cars, and now autonomous race cars, is that they enable much higher resolution (due to extremely short laser pulses), faster image speed (due to short laser pulses), and the ability to see greater distances with high accuracy (due to fast laser pulses at very high current).

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EPC Joining PCIM Asia 2018 for Knowledge Exchange with Power Management Design Engineers on Wireless Power and Light Distancing and Ranging (LiDAR) Applications

EPC Joining PCIM Asia 2018 for Knowledge Exchange with Power Management Design Engineers on Wireless Power and Light Distancing and Ranging (LiDAR) Applications
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 22, 2018 -- Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs and ICs, will meet with design engineers in power management in Shanghai, China, for knowledge exchanges on solutions using a synchronous FET Class E rectifier for over 30 W highly-resonant wireless power receivers, and a kilowatt laser driver with 120 A, sub-10 nanosecond pulses in < 3 cm2 using eGaN FET. Meet EPC experts on power management at PCIM Asia Exhibition and Conference on June 26th, 2018 ... Read more
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How eGaN FETs power LIDAR

How eGaN FETs power LIDAR

LIDAR is presently a subject of great interest, primarily due to its widespread adoption in autonomous navigation systems for vehicles, robots, drones, and other mobile machines. eGaN devices are one of the main factors in making affordable, high performance LIDAR possible in a small form factor thus further fueling the LIDAR revolution.

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The Growing Ecosystem for eGaN FET Power Conversion

The Growing Ecosystem for eGaN FET Power Conversion
In recent years, GaN-based power conversion has increased in popularity due to the inherent benefits of eGaN FETs over conventional Si transistors. Migrating a converter design from Si to GaN offers many system-level improvements, which require consideration of all the components in that system. This trend has subsequently spurred a growth in the ecosystem of power electronics that support GaN-based designs. Power Systems Designs By Edward A. Jones, Michael de Rooij, and David Reusch Read article Read more
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