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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces Development Board for Systems Using Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN) FETs

EPC9005 facilitates rapid design of high frequency switching power conversion systems based on the 40 V EPC2014 with a ready-made and easy-to-connect development board including well-documented engineering support materials.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—August 2011 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9005 development board to make it easier for users to start designing with a 40 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 EPC9005 development board is a 40 V maximum device voltage, 7 A maximum output current, half bridge with on board gate drives, featuring the EPC2014 40 V eGaN FET. The purpose of this development board is to simplify the evaluation process of the EPC2014 eGaN FET by including all the critical components on a single board that can be easily connected into an existing converter.

The EPC9005 development board is 2” x 1.5” and contains not only two EPC2014 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 EPC9005 development board for reference and ease of use.

EPC9005 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:

eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Joe Engle, 310.986.0350