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Feb 08, 2024

How Picotest Uses eGaN FETs to Design Groundbreaking High-Speed Transient Load Current Steppers - Revolutionizing Power System Testing for Data Center, AI, EV, ASIC, and Server Applications

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

Discover how Picotest's transient load current steppers, powered by EPC's eGaN FETs, are transforming power system testing in data centers, AI, EVs, & more.

Jan 22, 2024

BrightLoop Converters and EPC: Collaborators Pushing the Boundaries of Power Conversion and Facilitating the Energy Transition

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

Discover how BrightLoop Converters reduced the size and cost of its converter while enhancing its reliability with EPC gallium nitride parts.

Nov 14, 2023

Selecting the Best GaN Gate Driver

Chang-Woo Ryu, Senior FAE, Korea

Learn about what key factors you should consider when selecting a GaN gate driver. Make the best choice for your power electronics design here.

Aug 24, 2023

This is how Gallium Nitride (GaN) is Accelerating Vehicle Electrification - From ICE to MHEV to BEV

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

In this blog post, we examine the three major stages of this evolution – from ICE to mild hybrid (MHEV) to BEV – and explore the role of low voltage power distribution in shaping the automotive landscape.

Aug 08, 2023

Gallium Nitride (GaN)'s Potential in MedTech

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

The medical technology industry includes medical devices which simplify the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and chronic illnesses. According to Fortune Business Insights,  The global medical devices market is projected to grow from $495.46 billion in 2022 to $718.92 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 5.5%.

Aug 02, 2023

A New Approach to Design a More Efficient Vacuum Cleaner Motor Drive Inverter Using EPC9176 Evaluation Boards

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications

Learn how EPC’s new demo board, the EPC9176 with its six QFN-packaged GaN ICs allows for more efficient, high-performance vacuum cleaner motors.

May 10, 2023

GaN Switching Frequency: Using Gallium Nitride Technology in Next-Generation High-Frequency Circuits

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a very hard, mechanically stable wide bandgap semiconductor that is used in the production of power devices as well as RF components and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). GaN switching frequency is substantially higher than silicon, enabling power electronics designers to create smaller, more efficient, and higher-performing systems that were previously challenging to achieve with silicon technologies. 

Apr 13, 2023

Gallium Nitride Audio Amplifiers: The Latest Technology in Audio Power Amplification

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

With the rapid adoption of gallium nitride transistors and integrated circuits, designers can now accomplish the required headline marketing THD+N performance targets and reduce transient intermodulation distortion to achieve the warm subtleties and color of music intended for the optimal listening experience.

Jan 28, 2023

A Path to a Sustainable Future with GaN Power ICs

Renee Yawger, Director of Marketing

Sustainable energy is crucial in today’s world, and GaN Power ICs can help your company get there. Find out more here from EPC.

Jan 20, 2023

Shrink Motor Drives for eBikes and Drones

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications

GaN is a game changer for motor drive applications. For designers to take advantage of this technology, fast and reliable time-to-market is critical. Easy-to-use reference designs using state-of-the-art electronics and techniques provide a valuable tool to speed time to market. The EPC9173 tool allows designers of eBikes and drones to enhance motor system size, performance, range, precision, and torque, all while simplifying design for faster time-to-market.  

The EPC9173 integrates all the necessary circuits to operate a 3-phase BLDC motor with high performance, 48 V input, 1.5kW output, and three-phase inverter using six EPC23101  GaN ICs. Thanks to the high-power density and the high electrical conductivity of GaN ICs, the EPC9173 delivers up to 25 ARMS on each leg and supports PWM switching frequencies up to 250 kHz under a natural convection passive heatsink. The resultant quality of the current output waveforms, lesser torque oscillations, and total system efficiency increase the performance of the motor-drive system. Further, the extremely small size of this inverter allows integration into the motor housing resulting in the lowest EMI, highest density, and lowest weight.