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How to get 500W in an eighth-brick converter with GaN, part 1

How to get 500W in an eighth-brick converter with GaN, part 1
DC-DC “brick” converters are familiar to many engineers, and have wide usage in telecommunications, networking, data centers, and many other applications. This is due in large part to adoption of a common footprint defined by the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) and generally accepted input/output voltage ranges. These converters provide isolation and voltage step-down, and have become increasingly sophisticated, with features that enable advanced system optimization and control. EDN Network November 23, 2015 By: John Glaser Read article Read more
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500 Watt Eighth Brick DC-DC Converter Achieves 96.7% Efficiency – EPC Demonstration Board Featuring eGaN FETs Delivers Fully Regulated, Isolated Output 12 V, 42 A Output

500 Watt Eighth Brick DC-DC Converter Achieves 96.7% Efficiency – EPC Demonstration Board Featuring eGaN FETs Delivers Fully Regulated, Isolated Output 12 V, 42 A Output
EPC9115 DC-DC bus converter showcases superior performance achieved using eGaN FETS with designated drivers in a conventional fully regulated, isolated eighth brick DC-DC converter topology. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — March 2015 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9115, a demonstration design for a 12 V, 42 A output with an input range of 48 V to 60 V. The demonstration board features enhancement-mode (eGaN®) power transistors – the EPC2020 (60 V) and EPC2021 (80V) – along with the LM5113 half-bridge driver and UCC27611 low side driver from Texas Instruments. The ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Demonstrate 500 W High Power Density GaN-based Eighth Brick DC-DC Converter at the 2015 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Demonstrate 500 W High Power Density GaN-based Eighth Brick DC-DC Converter at the 2015 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)

At the IEEE APEC 2015 power electronics industry conference, EPC applications experts will make eight technical presentations on GaN FET technology and applications showing the superiority of GaN transistors compared to silicon power MOSFETs.

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Eighth Brick DC-DC Converter Using Efficient GaN Transistor

In this article, we show that using GaN Transistors such as Efficient Power Conversion’s eGaN® FETs can improve the efficiency of isolated eighth brick DC-DC converters. This type of power converters is used extensively in mainframes, servers and telecommunication systems, and is available in a variety of sizes, output power capability, and input and output voltage ranges. Its modularity, power density, reliability and versatility have simplified the isolated power supply market. By Johan Strydom, Ph.D., Vice President of Applications, EPC Bodo’s Power Systems Read ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces Eighth Brick DC-DC Power Converter Demonstration Board Featuring (eGaN®) FETs

EPC9102 showcases the performance that can be achieved using the EPC2001 eGaN FETs and the LM5113 eGaN FET driver from Texas Instruments EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—May, 2012 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9102, a fully functional eighth brick converter. This board is a 36 V – 60 V input to 12 V output, 375 kHz phase-shifted full bridge (PSFB) eighth brick converter with 17 A maximum output current. The EPC9102 uses the 100 V EPC2001 eGaN FETs in conjunction with the recently introduced LM5113 100V half-bridge gate driver from Texas ... Read more
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