Growing ecosystem for GaN Power Conversion at EPC

eGaN Drivers and Controllers

eGaN® FET-based power conversion systems offer higher efficiency, increased power density, and lower overall system cost than Si-based alternatives. These advantageous characteristics have spurred the presence of an ever increasing ecosystem of power electronics components such as gate drivers, controllers, and passive components that specifically enhance eGaN FET performance.

Semiconductor suppliers such as uPI Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and pSemi, continue to release drivers and controllers to meet the growing demand for GaN-based designs.

Below is a list of existing IC’s compatible with eGaN FETs:

GaN Drivers and Controllers
 

Compatible Low-Side Gate Drivers

Part Number Manufacturer Description Application Example
UCC27611 Texas Instruments 4 A/6 A High-Speed 5 V Optimized Single Gate Driver EPC9081
LMG1020Texas Instruments5 V, 7 A/5 A Low Side GaN Driver With 60 MHz/1ns SpeedContact EPC
uP1964uPI SemiconductorSingle-Channel Gate Driver for Enhancement Mode GaN Transistors---
IXD_604IXYS4-Ampere Dual Low-Side Ultrafast Driver---

Compatible Half-Bridge Gate Drivers

Part Number Manufacturer Description Application Example
LM5113Texas Instruments5 A, 100 V Half-Bridge Driver for eGaN FETsEPC9078
LMG1205Texas Instruments1.2 A, 5 A, 100 V Half-Bridge Driver for eGaN FETsEPC9078
uP1966A uPI Semiconductor Dual-Channel Gate Driver for eGaN FETs EPC9078
PE29102 Peregrine High-speed FET Driver, 40 MHz EPC9204
PE29101 Peregrine High-speed FET Driver, 40 MHz Contact EPC
LMG1210Texas Instruments200 V, 1.5 A/3 A Half Bridge GaN Driver With Adjustable Dead-timeContact EPC
Si827xGB-IMSilicon Labs4 Amp ISOdriver. For GaN applications designate “GB” suffix for
low UVLO and “IM” suffix for 5 x 5 mm LGA package.
EPC9084
ADuM4120ARIZ Analog Devices Isolated, single-channel driver with 2 A output ---
ADuM4121ARIZ Analog Devices 2 A isolated, single-channel drivers ---
LMG5200Texas Instruments80 V GaN Half-Bridge Power StageLMG5200POLEVM-10

Compatible Controllers for Synchronous Rectifiers

Part Number Manufacturer Description Gate Driver Included
TEA1993TS NXP Synchronous Rectifier Controller Yes
TEA1995T NXP Dual Synchronous Rectifier Controller Yes (Dual)
TEA1998TS NXP Synchronous Rectifier Controller Yes
NCP4305A On Semiconductor Secondary-side Synchronous Rectifier Controller Yes
NCP4308AOn SemiconductorSynchronous Rectifier ControllerYes

Compatible Controllers for Buck Converters

Part Number Manufacturer Description Operating Frequency
LTC7800Analog DevicesLow IQ , 60 V, High Frequency Synchronous Step-Down Controller320 kHz - 2.25 MHz
MIC2127A Microchip Synchronous Buck Controller w/Adaptive On-Time Control 270 kHz - 800 kHz
MIC2103/4 Microchip Synchronous Buck Controller w/Adaptive On-Time Control 200 kHz - 600 kHz
LM5140-Q1 Texas Instruments Wide Input Range Dual Synchronous Buck Controller 440 kHz - 2.2 MHz
TPS40400 Texas Instruments 3 V-20 V, 30 A, PMBus Synchronous Buck Controller 200 kHz - 2 MHz
TPS53632G Texas Instruments Half-Bridge, D-CAP+ Controller for 48-V GaN DC/DC Converter 300 kHz - 1 MHz
ISL8117ARenesasSynchronous Step-Down PWM Controller100 kHz - 2 MHz

Compatible ICs for High Reliability Applications

Part Number Manufacturer Description Function
FBS-GAM01-P-R100Freebird SemiconductorRadiation Hard Low Side Integrated 12 A 100 V De-rated GaN DriverGate Driver
FBS-GAM01-P-R50Freebird SemiconductorRadiation Hard Low Side Integrated 12 A 50 V De-rated GaN DriverGate Driver
FBS-GAM01P-R-PSEFreebird SemiconductorRadiation Hard Low Side 5000pF+ Universal GaN DriverGate Driver
FBS-GAM04-P-R100Freebird SemiconductorRadiation Hard Dual Low Side Integrated 10 A 100 V De-rated GaN DriverGate Driver
FBS-GAM04-P-R50Freebird SemiconductorRadiation Hard Dual Low Side Integrated 10 A 50 V De-rated GaN DriverGate Driver
ISL70040SEHRenesasRadiation Hardened Low Side GaN FET DriverGate Driver
FBS-GAM02-P-R50Freebird Semiconductor50 V/10 A Radiation Hardened Multifunction Power ModulePower Stage