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Podcast: Where engineers trying to learn power GaN get into trouble

Podcast: Where engineers trying to learn power GaN get into trouble

Gallium nitride (GaN) is one of the technologies that could well displace silicon MOSFETs in the next generation of power transistors. As silicon approaches its performance limits, GaN devices conduct better and switch faster. In this short podcast, Alex Lidow talks about the differences between GaN and silicon power devices.

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GaN – the New Frontier for Power Conversion

Due to its advantages GaN will probably become the dominant technology. GaN has a much higher critical electric field than silicon which enables this new class of devices to withstand much greater voltage from drain to source with much less penalty in on-resistance.

By Alex Lidow, PhD
Bodo’s Power Systems
June, 2010

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