GaN-Based Point-of-Load Conversion:
Higher Frequency, Higher Efficiency, Smaller Size
Mobile devices are expected to perform an ever-growing array of power-hungry tasks, yet remain small and lightweight, and with extended battery life. To meet these demands, point-of-load (POL) DC-DC converters (the power engines) need to be designed to be small sized and as efficient as possible.
Reducing the size and decreasing the power consumption of the core power electronics is critical to keep pace with these demands. These demands translate to ever faster switching frequencies and GaN-based power devices help eliminate the speed bumps to higher converter frequencies and will drive the next generation of mobile computing.