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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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New Web-based GaN Product Selector Guide from EPC Simplifies Product Selection for High Performance Power Conversion Systems

New Web-based GaN Product Selector Guide from EPC Simplifies Product Selection for High Performance Power Conversion Systems

Designers using state-of-the-art GaN transistors and IC’s for power conversion now have the use of an interactive web-based parametric selection tool to search for the best possible GaN solution for their given power conversion system.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—April 2016— Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the implementation of a user-controlled GaN product selector search tool on the EPC website, epc-co.com. Based upon years of EPC customer interactions, this web-based product selector guide provides power system design engineers the following:

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Accelerates Learning Curve for Power System Design Engineers with Launch of Video Podcast Series on Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Transistors

Produced by industry experts, EPC has posted an eleven-part educational video podcast series on the theory, design basics and applications for gallium nitride power transistors.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 2014 - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) has created and posted on line an eleven-part educational video podcast series designed to provide power system design engineers a technical foundation and application-focused toolset on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Now Included in National Instruments Multisim 13.0 Enhanced SPICE Circuit Simulation and Design Software

EPC component models have been included in National Instruments’ Multisim 13.0, which is now available to thousands of engineers to improve power system efficiency, reduce final product size, reduce development cost in their power conversion system designs.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2013 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, (www.epc-co.com) the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride FET technology, announces today that its enhancement mode gallium nitride transistors (eGaN® FETs) SPICE models have been included in the latest version of National Instruments’ Multisim circuit simulation and design software. The Multisim toolkit enables engineers to easily calculate, change and sweep critical component parameters in advanced power conversion system applications.

“The EPC component models in Multisim 13.0 are now leveraged by thousands of engineers to improve power system efficiency, reduce final product size, reduce development cost, or a combination of all three. Multisim is also a leading circuit design tool in both academia and with companies that are excited about basing their power electronics designs on cutting edge components. We are delighted to have EPC’s industry-leading gallium nitride transistors included in Multisim and are looking forward to the future releases of eGaN FETs and their continued integration within Multisim,” said Mahmoud Wahby, product manager at National Instruments.

According to Alex Lidow, EPC’s co-founder and CEO, “In order to make eGaN FETs easy to use, we developed these devices to behave very much like silicon power MOSFETs, but with greatly enhanced high frequency capability. With the inclusion of our products in Multisim SPICE models, National Instruments provides user-friendly tools that make a significant impact in how easy it is to design with our eGaN devices. These device models will enable rapid time-to-market of power conversion systems taking full advantage of our high performance gallium nitride power transistors.”

A webcast highlighting the features of EPC components in the Multisim database as well as application examples where circuit simulation is vital in making accurate design decisions is available for viewing at http://www.ni.com/webcast/3263/en/

About National Instruments

Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

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, envelope trackingRead more

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Opens GaN Power Library

Designers using state-of-the-art GaN transistors for power conversion can for the first time go to one place to find a concentration of articles, videos, and textbooks that reduce the time it takes to get their products to market.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—May 2013— Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the redesign of the EPC website, epc-co.com, to include a gallium nitride transistor library. The redesign provides search and access to a trove of GaN transistor technology educational materials and product information. Directly from the home page, power design engineers have immediate access to a wealth of articles, videos and textbooks. These materials will accelerate understanding and use of this new, rapidly emerging technology.

According to Dr. Alex Lidow, co-founder and CEO, “All new technologies have a learning curve that engineers must climb prior to implementing a new technology effectively and efficiently. At EPC we recognize our responsibility to the design community to make certain that engineers know the benefits and understand the intricacies of working with gallium nitride technology. We have taken this education responsibility seriously and have generated and collected a vast amount of materials on GaN transistor technology and applications. Now these materials are concentrated in a single location. Engineers wanting to learn about GaN transistors simply can go to epc-co.com.”

EPC’s design and applications team are leading experts in the field of GaN transistor technology and their applications. Since the founding of EPC in 2007, this team has published over 50 articles in professional journals, delivered more than 30 presentations at industry and academic conferences, and published the only textbook available on the subject, “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion.” For the first time, gallium nitride transistor educational materials are easily retrievable from one location – the EPC GaN Library -- at epc-co.com.

Visit epc-co.com and enter the world of gallium nitride transistors; learn the fundamental attributes and applications of GaN technology that give it the power to displace the venerable, but ageing, MOSFET.

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 servers, wireless power transmission, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power-over-ethernet (PoE), solar micro inverters, energy efficient lighting, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Publishes Chinese Edition of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistor Textbook

Written by industry experts, “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion” provides both theory and applications for gallium nitride transistors

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – November 2012 - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication of a Simplified Chinese edition of its gallium nitride transistor textbook, “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion”. This textbook provides power system design engineers basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Publishes Industry’s First Application-focused Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors Textbook

Written by industry experts, "GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion" provides both theory and applications for gallium nitride transistors

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - January 2012 - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication of a textbook designed to provide power system design engineers basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

"This book will help designers to understand the exceptional benefits of GaN technology and the intricacies of working with GaN transistors in power conversion systems. It will set the stage for a new era in power electronics applications that surpass everything that came before it," noted Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Power Electronics Technology magazine.

This practical guide provides guidance on the use of GaN transistors in widely used power electronics applications, ranging from buck converters to Power over Ethernet. Also included are discussions on fundamental power engineering subjects such as; performance characteristics of GaN transistors, layout considerations for GaN circuits, paralleling GaN transistors and driver IC requirements for GaN transistors. The final chapters address GaN device reliability, their exceptional radiation-resistant characteristics as well as their future in power electronics.

According to Alex Lidow, Efficient Power Conversion CEO and co-author of this book, "Gallium nitride transistors provide a long-awaited displacement technology for MOSFETs, and much has been learned over the past several years about how to apply this new technology. In addition to increasing the efficiency of today’s power conversion systems, GaN transistors open up new applications such as RF envelope tracking and wireless power transmission that are much needed to keep pace with the ever-expanding communications industry and battery operated products. These new applications are enabled by the high frequency switching capability combined with the high voltage and high power capabilities of gallium nitride FETs."

"GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion" is available for $39.95 and can be purchased from the EPC website (www.epc-co.com), Digi-Key (www.digikey.com) or Amazon (www.amazon.com).

About the Authors

The four authors, Alex Lidow, Michael DeRooij, Johan Strydom and Yanping Ma are working for EPC, the first company to introduce enhancement mode GaN transistors. Collectively the authors have over ninety years experience working in power transistor design and application. 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. Lidow concentrating on transistor process design, Drs. DeRooij and Strydom focusing on power transistor applications and Dr. Ma providing expertise on quality assurance and reliability.

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC is the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon FETs (trademarked as eGaN® FETs) as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as servers, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base stations, micro-inverters, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon po Read more

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EPC9004 Named “Product of the Month” by Bodo’s Power Systems®

The EPC9004 has been recognized by Bodo’s Power Systems as the Product of the Month in the September, 2011 issue of the magazine. The EPC9004 facilitates rapid design of high frequency switching power conversion systems based on the 200 V EPC2012 with a ready-made, easy to connect development board.

Bodo's Power Systems
September, 2011

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Device Models for Enhancement Mode GaN Transistors from Efficient Power Conversion Corporation

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced that the company has made available updated device models for all of its enhancement mode gallium nitride (eGaN™) transistors on its web site.

These updates improve the robustness of the models without changing the core equations. Performance predictions with the new models will be consistent with previous versions of EPC SPICE models.

TSPICE, PSPICE, LTSPICE, and Spectre device models are provided to help designers of advanced eGaN-based power conversion circuits and systems understand the value of the EPC eGaN power transistor family and reduce their time-to-market with benchmark products.

These free downloads are available at:

http://epc-co.com/epc/ToolsandDesignSupport/DeviceModels.aspx

EPC has also written an application note to help users understand eGaN™ transistor capabilities and the applicability of the SPICE models. This application note is available at:

http://epc-co.com/epc/documents/product-training/Circuit_Simulations_Using_SPICE.pdf

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC is the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (eGaN™) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as servers, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base stations, Microinverters, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. Visit our web site:

Press contact: Joe Engle tel: 310.986.0350 email: [email protected]

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced that the company has made available on its web site SPICE models for all of its enhancement mode GaN transistors.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced that the company has made available on its web site SPICE models for all of its enhancement mode GaN transistors.

TSPICE, PSPICE, and LTSPICE device models have been developed to help the designer of advanced GaN-based power conversion circuits and systems understand the value of this new power transistor family and reduce their time-to-market with benchmark products. These free downloads are available at:

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