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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Accelerates Learning Curve for Power System Design Engineers with Launch of Video Podcast Series on Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Transistors

Produced by industry experts, EPC has posted an eleven-part educational video podcast series on the theory, design basics and applications for gallium nitride power transistors. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 2014 - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) has created and posted on line an eleven-part educational video podcast series designed to provide power system design engineers a technical foundation and application-focused toolset on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors. Beyond giving an overview of the ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces Development Board for High Current, High Step-Down Buck Converter Applications

EPC9016 development board features 40 V, 33 A enhancement mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) FETs in parallel operation increasing current capability by 67% and optimum layout techniques maximize efficiency. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April, 2014 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9016 half-bridge development board for high current, high step-down voltage, buck Intermediate Bus Converter (IBC) applications using eGaN FETs. In this application two low-side (synchronous rectifier) field effect transistors (FETs) are connected in parallel since they will be ... Read more
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How To GaN: Paralleling High Speed eGaN FETS for High Current Applications

This column evaluated the ability to parallel eGaN® FETs for higher output current applications by addressing the challenges facing paralleling high speed, low parasitic devices, and demonstrated an improved paralleling technique. For experimental verification of this design method, four parallel half bridges in an optimized layout were operated as a 48 V to 12 V, 480 W, 300 kHz, 40 A buck converter, and achieved efficiencies above 96.5%, from 35% to 100% load. The design method achieved superior electrical and thermal performance compared to conventional paralleling methods and ... Read more
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