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Rad Hard 100 V GaN Transistor from EPC Offers Lowest On-Resistance Solution on the Market for Demanding Space Applications

Rad Hard 100 V GaN Transistor from EPC Offers Lowest On-Resistance Solution on the Market for Demanding Space Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions in critical spaceborne and other high-reliability environments with a 100 V device that has the lowest on-resistance of any 100 V rad hard transistor currently available on the market.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— June 2022 — EPC announces the introduction of the EPC7018 radiation-hardened GaN FET. The EPC7018 is a 100 V, 3.9 mΩ, 345 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 13.9 mm2 footprint. The EPC7018 has a total dose radiation rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). The EPC7018, along with the rest of the Rad Hard family, EPC7014, EPC7007, EPC7019, are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN® FET and IC family.  Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space.

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‘GaN Talk Support Forum’ Launches to Reduce Time to Market for High Performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based Power System Designs

‘GaN Talk Support Forum’ Launches to Reduce Time to Market for High Performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based Power System Designs

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) provides a forum for engineers to receive product support, ask questions, and share ideas on using GaN technology.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—  June, 2022 — EPC announces the debut of a user community, the “GaN Talk Support Forum” as an environment for engineers to access product and design support and share ideas on the use of gallium nitride (GaN) based power technology. The forum was developed for engineers, engineering students, and all GaN enthusiasts and provides an opportunity for users to submit GaN-related questions and share ideas with the user community. Questions can be searched by topic category, top topics, or latest posts. Beyond submitting questions, users can share past questions and answers from within the forum via a ‘share’ link in the post.

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GaN ICs Shrink Motor Drives for eBikes and Drones

GaN ICs Shrink Motor Drives for eBikes and Drones

The EPC9173 GaN-based inverter reference design enhances motor system size, performance, range, precision, torque, all while simplifying design for faster time-to-market. The extremely small size of this inverter allows integration into the motor housing resulting in the lowest EMI, highest density, and lowest weight.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— June, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9173, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC23101 eGaN® IC with embedded gate driver function and a floating power GaN FET with 3.3 mΩ RDS(on). The EPC9173 operates from an input supply voltage between 20 V and 85 V and can deliver up to 50 Apk (35 ARMS). This voltage range and power level makes the solution ideal for a variety of motor drive applications including e-bikes, scooters, city cars, drones, and robotics.

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The Smallest 40 V, 1.1 mΩ FET in the World from EPC Enables State-of-the-Art Power Density

The Smallest 40 V, 1.1 mΩ FET in the World from EPC Enables State-of-the-Art Power Density

EPC introduces the 40 V, 1.1 mΩ EPC2066 GaN FET, offering designers a significantly smaller and more efficient device than silicon MOSFETs for high-performance, space-constrained applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — May 2022 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) power FETs and ICs, expands the selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2066 (0.8 mΩ typical, 40 V) GaN FET. 

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Sensitron and EPC Collaborate to Introduce a High-Power Density 350 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) Half Bridge Intelligent Power Module (IPM) That is 60% Smaller Than Comparable Silicon Solutions and Lower C

Sensitron and EPC Collaborate to Introduce a High-Power Density 350 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) Half Bridge Intelligent Power Module (IPM) That is 60% Smaller Than Comparable Silicon Solutions and Lower C

Sensitron introduces the SPG025N035P1B GaN half-bridge module using the 350 V EPC2050 eGaN® FET from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— May 2022, Reducing size and cost were key concerns of Sensitron when designing their latest generation GaN power modules. By replacing traditional silicon FETs with EPC’s 350 V, EPC2050 GaN FET, Sensitron was able to reduce the size of their solution by 60% while also improving the module’s already excellent junction-to-case thermal conduction. The SPG025N035P1B from Sensitron is a high-power density 350 V, 20 A GaN half bridge with an integrated gate drive, optimized for stray inductance and switching performance at 500 khz. Rated at 20 A, the module can be used to control over 3 kW. Sensitron’s proprietary topside cooling technology on this ultra-small, lightweight high power density package (1.10" x 0.70" x 0.14") allows for optimal thermal performance. The SPG025N035P1B was designed for commercial, industrial, and aerospace applications.

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The Smallest 100 V, 2 mΩ GaN FET in the World is Now Shipping from Efficient Power Conversion

The Smallest 100 V, 2 mΩ GaN FET in the World is Now Shipping from Efficient Power Conversion

EPC introduces the 100 V, 2.2 mΩ EPC2071 GaN FET, offering designers a significantly smaller and more efficient device than silicon MOSFETs for high-performance, space-constrained applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — May 2022 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) power FETs and ICs, expands the selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2071 (1.7 mΩ typical, 100 V) GaN FET. 

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Ultra-Low On-Resistance Rad Hard 200 V Transistor Now Available for Demanding Space Applications from EPC

Ultra-Low On-Resistance Rad Hard 200 V Transistor Now Available for Demanding Space Applications from EPC

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions in critical spaceborne and other high-reliability environments with a 200 V device that boasts an ultra-low on-resistance and a tiny footprint.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April 2022 — EPC announces the introduction of the EPC7007 radiation-hardened GaN FET. The EPC7007, a 200 V, 25 mΩ, 80 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 5.76 mm2 footprint. The EPC7007 has a total dose rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). These devices are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN FET and IC family.  Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase how GaN is Transforming Power Delivery and Enabling Advanced Autonomy Across Multiple Industries at PCIM 2022

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase how GaN is Transforming Power Delivery and Enabling Advanced Autonomy Across Multiple Industries at PCIM 2022

EPC’s GaN Experts will be available during PCIM Europe 2022, exhibiting various demonstrations of how GaN technology’s superior performance is transforming the delivery of power across many industries, including computing, communications, and emobility.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — April 2022 — The EPC team will be delivering multiple technical presentations on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and applications at PCIM Europe 2022 in Nuremburg, 10 – 12 May (see detailed schedule below). In addition, the company will demonstrate its latest eGaN® FETs and ICs in a large variety of customer end products in Hall 9, Stand 113.

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New AEC Qualified Lidar Integrated Circuit from Efficient Power Conversion

New AEC Qualified Lidar Integrated Circuit from Efficient Power Conversion

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) introduces the latest addition to its family of automotive qualified transistors and integrated circuits offering higher performance and smaller solution size for time-of-flight (ToF) lidar applications including robotics, drones, 3D sensing, and autonomous cars.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April 2022 — EPC announces the introduction of the EPC2221, a common source dual gallium nitride FET rated at 100 V, 58 mΩ, and 20 A pulsed current.  The EPC2221 can be used in lidar systems for  robots, surveillance systems, drones, autonomous cars, and vacuum cleaners.

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EPC Introduces 350 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Transistor − 20 Times Smaller Than Comparable Silicon and Lower Cost

EPC Introduces 350 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Transistor − 20 Times Smaller Than Comparable Silicon and Lower Cost

The EPC2050 offers power systems designers a 350 V, 80 mΩ maximum RDS(on), 26 A peak current power transistor in an extremely small chip-scale package. These new devices are ideal for multi-level converters, EV charging, solar power inverters, lidar, and LED lighting.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April 2022 — EPC announces the production release of the EPC2050, a 350 V GaN transistor with a maximum RDS(on) of 80 mΩ and a 26 A pulsed output current. The EPC2050 measures just 1.95 mm x 1.95 mm. This tiny size enables power solutions that occupy ten times less area than comparable silicon solutions.

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Benchmark Power Density Achieved Using “All-GaN” Design for Universal Input USB PD3.1 Ultra-Fast Charger Reference Design Delivering 240 W

Benchmark Power Density Achieved Using “All-GaN” Design for Universal Input USB PD3.1 Ultra-Fast Charger Reference Design Delivering 240 W

The EPC9171 evaluation board converts 90 – 265 V universal AC input to a DC output voltage adjustable over a wide range of 15 V through 48 V. This reference design can supply 240 W maximum output power at 48 V output voltage and 5 A load current. 

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9171, a 90 V – 260 V universal AC input to 15 V – 48 V DC output power supply designed for USB PD3.1 ultra-fast chargers. This reference design can deliver 240 W maximum output power at 48 V output voltage and 5 A load

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Releases Lowest On-Resistance Rad Hard Transistor Available on the Market for Demanding Space Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Releases Lowest On-Resistance Rad Hard Transistor Available on the Market for Demanding Space Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions in critical spaceborne and other high reliability environments with a device that has the lowest on-resistance of any rad hard transistor currently available on the market.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2021 — EPC announces the introduction of the EPC7019 radiation-hardened eGaN FET. The EPC7019, a 40 V, 1.5 mΩ, 530 APulsed, rad-hard eGaN FET in a small 13.9 mm2 footprint. The EPC7019 has a total dose rating greater than 1 Mrad and SEE immunity for LET of 85 MeV/(mg/cm2). These devices are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN FET and IC family.  Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space.

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EPC and Analog Devices Collaborate to Deliver up to 2 MHz Switching Frequency for the Highest Density DC-DC Converters Using GaN FETs

EPC and Analog Devices Collaborate to Deliver up to 2 MHz Switching Frequency for the Highest Density DC-DC Converters Using GaN FETs

EPC and Analog Devices introduce reference design using a new Analog controller fully optimized to drive EPC GaN FETs. The combination of the new Analog LTC7890 synchronous GaN buck controller with ultra-efficient eGaN® FETs from EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) enables up to 2 MHz switching frequency for high power density and low-cost DC-DC Conversion.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—  March, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9160, a dual output synchronous buck converter reference design board operating at 2 MHz switching frequency that converts an input voltage of 9 V to 24 V to a 3.3 V or 5 V output voltage and delivers up to 15 A continuous current for both outputs. Thanks to the high switching frequency the converter size is very small, only 23 mm x 22 mm for both outputs, and the inductor height is only 3 mm.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase how GaN is Leading the 48 V Revolution Across Multiple Industries at APEC 2022

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase how GaN is Leading the 48 V Revolution Across Multiple Industries at APEC 2022

EPC’s GaN Experts will be available during APEC, exhibiting various demonstrations showcasing how GaN technology’s superior performance is transforming the delivery of power across many industries, including computing, communications, and emobility.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — March 2022 — The EPC team will be delivering multiple technical presentations, as well as a professional seminar on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and applications at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2022) in Houston from March 20th through the 24th (See detailed schedule below). In addition, the company will demonstrate its latest eGaN® FETs and ICs in a large variety of customer end products in booth #1307.

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Premium Motor Drive Performance at Low Cost for e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics with GaN FETs from EPC

Premium Motor Drive Performance at Low Cost for e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics with GaN FETs from EPC

The EPC9167 GaN-based inverter reference design enhances motor system performance, range, precision, torque, all while lowering overall system cost. The extremely small size of this inverter allows integration into the motor housing resulting in the lowest EMI, highest density, and lowest weight.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— February, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9167, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC2065 eGaN® FET. The EPC9167 operates from an input supply voltage between 14 V and 60 V (nominal 48 V) and has two configurations – a standard unit and a high current version:

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EPC Collaborates with MPS to Develop a 2 kW, 48 V/14 V, Regulated Output Voltage, DC-DC Reference Design Board with EPC latest GaN FETs for More Efficient, Smaller, Faster, Bidirectional Converters

EPC Collaborates with MPS to Develop a 2 kW, 48 V/14 V, Regulated Output Voltage, DC-DC Reference Design Board with EPC latest GaN FETs for More Efficient, Smaller, Faster, Bidirectional Converters

The EPC9165 is a two-phase, regulated output voltage, 48 V – 14 V bidirectional converter that delivers 2 kW with 96.8% peak efficiency

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— February 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9165, a 2 kW, two-phase 48 V – 14 V bidirectional converter that operates with 97 % peak efficiency in a small footprint. This solution is ideal for high-density and high-power 48V battery packs such as those required for eMobility and light mobility.

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EPC Releases Phase 14 Report on GaN Reliability and the use of Physics-Based Models to Project eGaN Device Lifetime

EPC Releases Phase 14 Report on GaN Reliability and the use of Physics-Based Models to Project eGaN Device Lifetime

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) publishes Phase-14 Reliability Report, which adds to the extensive knowledge and demonstrates a robustness capability unmatched by silicon power devices.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— February 2022 — EPC announces its Phase-14 Reliability Report, documenting the strategy used to achieve a remarkable field reliability record. The rapid adoption of GaN devices in many diverse applications calls for the continued accumulation of reliability statistics and research into the fundamental physics of failure in GaN devices. The Phase-14 Reliability Report presents the strategy used to measure and predict lifetime based upon tests that force devices to fail under various conditions. This information can be used to create more robust and and higher performance products for applications such as lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, security, and drones, high power density computing, and satellites, to name just a few.

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2 kW, 48 V/14 V, Bidirectional Converter with Regulated Output Voltage Reference Design Board featuring ePower™ Chipset launched by EPC

2 kW, 48 V/14 V, Bidirectional Converter with Regulated Output Voltage Reference Design Board featuring ePower™ Chipset launched by EPC

The EPC9170 is a two-phase, regulated output voltage, 48 V – 14 V bidirectional converter that delivers 2 kW with 96.8% peak efficiency

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— January 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9170, a 2 kW, two-phase 48 V – 14 V bidirectional converter that operates with 96.8% peak efficiency in a small footprint. The board features the ePower™ 100 V, 65 A integrated circuit chipset. The chipset includes the EPC23101 eGaN® IC plus EPC2302 eGaN® FET for a solution capable of a maximum withstand voltage of 100 V, delivering up to 65 A load current, while capable of switching speeds greater than 1 MHz.

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Easy-to-Use Design Tools Reduce Time to Market for High Performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based Power System Designs

Easy-to-Use Design Tools Reduce Time to Market for High Performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based Power System Designs

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) provides engineers with a growing array of design tools, models, and performance simulations for high performance GaN-based designs.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—  January, 2022 — EPC announces the debut of the GaN Power Bench™, a suite of design tools to assist engineers in getting the optimal performance from their GaN-based designs. eGaN® FETs and ICs provide the fast switching, high efficiency and small size that can meet the stringent power density requirements of today’s leading-edge applications. The tools in the GaN Power Bench assist designers in the selection of the best GaN device for the application, simulate and optimize the thermal performance of the design, and provide application examples with all the supporting documentation needed to quickly and easily replicate the optimal design tips necessary for ideal performance.

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EPC Introduces a 12 V – 48 V 500 W GaN Boost Converter Demonstration with Same BOM Size as Silicon, Offering Superior Efficiency and Power Density

EPC Introduces a 12 V – 48 V 500 W GaN Boost Converter Demonstration with Same BOM Size as Silicon, Offering Superior Efficiency and Power Density

The combination of the Renesas two-phase synchronous GaN boost controller with ultra-efficient eGaN® FETs from EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) enables high power density and low-cost DC-DC conversion.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—  January, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9166, a 500 W DC-DC demo board that converts a 12 V input to 48 V output. The EPC9166 demo board demonstrates the Renesas ISL81807 80 V two-phase synchronous boost controller with the latest generation EPC2218 eGaN FETs from EPC to achieve greater than 96.5% efficiency in a 12 V input to 48 V regulated output conversion with 500 kHz switching frequency.  The output voltage can be configured to 36 V, 48 V, and 60 V. The board can deliver 480 W power without a heatsink.

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