EPC9086: 30 V, 15 A, 10 MHz Half-Bridge Development Board


The EPC9086 development board is a high efficiency half-bridge development board that can operate up to 10 MHz. The EPC9086 board measures 2” x 2” and contains a 30 V EPC2111 eGaN® (Enhancement-mode Gallium Nitride) half bridge in combination with the Peregrine Semiconductor PE29102 gate driver.

The purpose of this development board is to simplify the evaluation process of the EPC2111 eGaNIC by including all the critical components on a single board that can be easily connected into any existing converter.

This board may be used for applications where high frequency can enable a significant size and height reduction such as notebook and tablet computing. The EPC9086 has been evaluated in a 12 V to point-of-load DC-DC converter application and achieved efficiency levels of 86% at 10 A when switching at 5 MHz and over 80% when switching at 10 MHz.


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EPC9086 Typical Efficiency
Typical efficiency for VIN = 12 V to 1.8 VOUT POL converter