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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces EPC9006 Development Board Featuring Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN) FETs

EPC9006 facilitates rapid design of high frequency switching power conversion systems based on the 100 V EPC2007 with a ready-made and easy-to-connect development board including well-documented engineering support materials.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—September, 2011 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9006 development board to make it easier for engineers to start designing with a 100 V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistor (FET) in applications such as high-speed DC-DC power supplies, point-of-load converters, class D audio amplifiers, hard-switched and high frequency circuits.

The EPC9006 development board is a 100 V maximum device voltage, 5 A maximum output current, half bridge with onboard gate drives, featuring the EPC2007 enhancement mode (eGaN) field effect transistor (FET). The purpose of this development board is to simplify the evaluation process of the EPC2007 eGaN FET by including all the critical components on a single board that can be easily connected into any existing converter.

The EPC9006 development board is 2” x 1.5” and contains not only two EPC2007 GaN FETs in a half bridge configuration with gate drivers, but also an on board gate drive supply and bypass capacitors. The board contains all critical components and layout for optimal switching performance. There are also various probe points to facilitate simple waveform measurement and efficiency calculation.

A Quick Start Guide,, is included with the EPC9006 development board for reference and ease of use.

EPC9006 development boards are priced at $95.00 each and are available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key at

Design Information and Support for eGaN FETs:

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, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base stations, flat-panel displays, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. Visit our web site:

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