Why GaN?

The EPC “Why GaN” video series is designed to highlight the actual performance improvements achievable by using eGaN® FETs and ICs in real world applications.

Modules available:

Why GaN 01 – Applications: Motor DrivesWhy GaN 01 – Applications: Motor Drives
In this video, application examples where GaN technology and devices are improving motor drives are presented. Key applications using motor drives, including e-mobility, cobots and robots, DC servo drives, drones, and automotive motors. GaN devices allow smaller, lighter, and more precise motor drives.

Why GaN 02 - Industrial DronesWhy GaN 02 - Industrial Drones
In this video the reasons why GaN technology is a great solution for multiple applications used in industrial drones and UAVs is discussed. The specific power solution for three different drone application blocks: the motor drives, the DC-DC power supply, and the Lidar or Time of Flight are explored.

Why GaN 03 – Applications: Data Center DC-DC ConversionWhy GaN 03 – Applications: Data Center DC-DC Conversion
In this video, application examples where GaN technology and devices are enabling a new generation of power converters for data centers offering higher frequencies, efficiencies, and densities than ever achievable before are presented. This is especially critical as applications such as artificial intelligence, 5G and big data, are leading to more intelligence, but demanding more power.

Why GaN 04 – Applications: Data Center DC-DC ConversionWhy GaN 04 – Applications: AC/DC Conversion
In this video, the benefits of eGaN FETs and ICs for AC/DC applications is explored. Applications of interest to power management designers include; USB Type-C™ PD Quick Chargers using a Flyback topology, 4-Level Totem-Pole Power Factor Correction (PFC), 48 V Data Center, and Synchronous-Rectification LLC Resonant DC-DC converters.

Why GaN 05 – Applications: Data Center DC-DC ConversionWhy GaN 05 – AC/DC PFC and Synchronous Rectification
The focus of this video is on the power conversion applications of AC/DC Power Factor Correction (PFC) and synchronous rectification in AC/DC adaptors, chargers, and power supplies. The benefits of EPC eGaN FETs and ICs for these applications is demonstrated. Applications include new multi-kW 48 V 80+ Titanium servers and consumer power supplies between 100W and 600W used for high-end TVs, gaming PCs, and LED lighting.

Why GaN 06 – Applications: Data Center DC-DC ConversionWhy GaN 06 – Applications: USB Type-C™ PD Quick Chargers
In this video, the benefits of designing with eGaN FETs and ICs for USB Type-C PD quick charger applications Is discussed. USB Type-C PD quick chargers and adaptors, such as those used for smart phones, laptops and gaming consoles, require the highest power density for fast charging and small size. GaN enables miniaturization, very high efficiency, and excellent thermal performance for this application.