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EPC Launches 3rd Edition of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Textbook with Power Conversion Applications Focus

EPC Launches 3rd Edition of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Textbook with Power Conversion Applications Focus

GaN theory and applications, such as lidar, DC-DC conversion, and wireless power using gallium nitride FETs and ICs, form the focus of this third edition of “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion”

EL SEGUNDO, CA – October 2019 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announce the publication of the third edition of “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion,” a textbook written by power conversion industry experts and published by John Wiley and Sons. 

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EPC partners with Würth Elektronik eiSos to present Trilogy of Wireless Power Transfer

EPC partners with Würth Elektronik eiSos to present Trilogy of Wireless Power Transfer

The "Trilogy of Wireless Power Transfer" consists of three parts: Basics Principles of Wireless Power Transmission, Wireless Power Transfer Systems and Applications. The first part of the book explains the basic physical principles and the different methods of contactless power transmission. Furthermore, the leading standards are presented in this part. The second part describes wireless power transfer systems, the different topologies of wireless power transmission, the right selection of transmitter and receiver coils required to increase efficiency, and the selection of transistors, for instance. The third part is dedicated to practical applications. This includes applications within the scope of the Qi standard, as well as examples of proprietary solutions. An overview of EMI-relevant topics for closely and loosely coupled systems, as well as an example of a multimode wireless power transmission system round out the practical part. The authors of the "Trilogy of Wireless Power Transfer" are Cem Som, Division Manager Wireless Power Transfer at Würth Elektronik eiSos; and Dr. Michael de Rooij, Vice President Applications Engineering at Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc. The book costs 19 euros and can be ordered from Würth Elektronik eiSos or through bookstores.

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Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices Published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices Published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Based on the authors' years of extensive experience, this is an authoritative overview of Wide Bandgap (WBG) device characterization.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – September 2018 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication by the Institution of Engineering and Technology of Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices co-authored by EPC Senior Applications Engineer, Dr. Edward A. Jones. This textbook provides essential tools to assist researchers, advanced students, and practicing engineers in performing both static and dynamic characterization of WBG devices, particularly those based on using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors. The book presents practical considerations for real applications and includes examples of applying the described methodology.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting GaN Technology Reliability After Millions of Device Hours of Rigorous Stress Testing

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting GaN Technology Reliability After Millions of Device Hours of Rigorous Stress Testing

EPC Phase Eight Reliability Report documents a combined total of over 8 million GaN device-hours with zero failures. The report examines, in detail, the stress tests that EPC devices are subjected to prior to release as qualified products and analyzes the physics of failure.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— July 2016 — EPC announces its Phase Eight Reliability Report showing the results of the rigorous set of JEDEC-based qualification stress tests eGaN FETS and integrated circuits undertake prior to being considered qualified products.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting Over 17 Billion Field-Device Hours with Very Low Failure Rate

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting Over 17 Billion Field-Device Hours with Very Low Failure Rate

EPC Phase Seven Reliability Report shows that eGaN® FETs have solid reliability and are dependable replacement solutions to traditional silicon devices.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2016 — EPC announces its Phase Seven Reliability Report showing the distribution of over 17 billion accumulated field-device hours and detailing test data from more than 7 million equivalent device-hours under stress. The stress tests included intermittent operating life (IOL), early life failure rate (ELFR), humidity with bias, temperature cycling, and electrostatic discharge. The study reports a composite 0.24 FIT rate for products in the field, which is consistent with all of EPC’s in situ evaluations to date and validates the readiness of eGaN FETs to supplant their aging silicon cousins for commercial power switching applications.

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DesignCon 2016 book signing with engineering icons

DesignCon 2016 book signing with engineering icons

Some of the best minds in our industry, like the group that was at a DesignCon 2016 book signing. Among them was Michael de Rooij, Efficient Power Conversion VP of Application Engineering who signed copies of his book Wireless Power Handbook, Second Edition. DesignCon attendees enjoyed browsing and buying books and having the authors autograph them as well. The authors also answered questions and discussed their areas of expertise with inquiring minds in attendance.

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January 22, 2016
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Wireless Power Handbook 2nd Edition Published by Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC)

Wireless Power Handbook 2nd Edition Published by Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC)

The Second Edition of the Wireless Power Handbook is an updated and expanded guide to designing efficient amplifiers for a wireless power transfer systems taking advantage of the superior performance of gallium nitride power transistors.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – December 2015 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication of the Second Edition of the Wireless Power Handbook. This edition is a practical engineering handbook designed to provide power system design engineers valuable experiences and points of reference critical to understanding and designing highly efficient wireless power systems using gallium nitride transistors.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Publishes DC-DC Conversion Handbook, a Practical Guide to Taking Full Advantage of the Superior Performance of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Publishes DC-DC Conversion Handbook, a Practical Guide to Taking Full Advantage of the Superior Performance of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors

EPC’s DC-DC Conversion handbook is a guide showing how to achieve increased efficiency and power density in Datacom equipment and other power conversion applications using GaN power transistors.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – September 2015 – The demand for information is growing at unprecedented rates and society’s insatiable appetite for communication, computing and downloading, is driving this demand. With emerging technologies, such as, cloud computing and the internet of things, not to mention the 300 hours of video being loaded to YouTube every minute, this trend for more and faster access to information is showing no signs of slowing…and this is the challenge that motivated the writing of this practical engineering handbook – DC-DC Conversion: A Supplement to GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion.

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Efficient Power Conversion Gallium Nitride (GaN) Experts Release Second Edition Textbook with Power Conversion Applications Focus

GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion” textbook provides both theory and applications for gallium nitride transistors.

EL SEGUNDO, CA – October 2014 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announce the publication of the second edition of “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion,” a textbook written by power conversion industry experts and published by John Wiley and Sons.

This textbook is designed to provide power system design engineering students, as well as practicing engineers, basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

Gallium nitride (GaN) is an emerging technology that promises to displace the venerable silicon MOSFETs in the next generation of power transistors. As silicon approaches its performance limits, GaN devices offer superior conductivity and switching characteristics, allowing designers to greatly reduce system power losses, size, weight, and cost.

This timely second edition has been substantially expanded to keep students and practicing power conversion engineers ahead of the learning curve in GaN technology advancements. This book serves as a practical guide for understanding basic GaN transistor construction, characteristics, and applications. Included are

  • Discussions on the fundamental physics of these power semiconductors
  • Layout and other circuit design considerations
  • Application examples employing GaN including RF envelope tracking, wireless power transfer class-D audio and harsh radiation environments
  • Specific design techniques when employing GaN devices

According to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Director, Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech, “This book is a gift to power electronics engineers. It offers a comprehensive view, from device physics, characteristics, and modeling to device and circuit layout considerations and gate drive design, with design considerations for both hard switching and soft switching. Additionally, it further illustrates the utilization of GaN in a wide range of emerging applications.”

GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion” is published by John Wiley and Sons and is available for immediate purchase at Amazon (www.amazon.com).

About the Authors

Collectively, the authors have over ninety-years of experience working in power transistor design and applications. All four authors have doctorates in scientific disciplines and are widely recognized published authors. They are pioneers in the emerging GaN transistor technology, with Dr. Alex Lidow concentrating on transistor process design and Drs. Johan Strydom, Michael DeRooij, and David Reusch focusing on power transistor applications.

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, Read more

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