GaN Advanced Learning Series

This seven-part educational video series is designed to provide power system design engineers advanced technical information and application examples on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors. Beyond giving the design basics for using GaN transistors and reliability information, this video series provides direction on converting development boards into working prototypes. Further, the series offers practical examples on the use of GaN transistors in widely used power electronics applications such as DC-DC conversion for telecom and datacom systems, as well as a video on the use of GaN in wireless charging systems.

Modules available:

What is GaN?GAL01 What is GaN?
GaN has emerged as a displacement technology to silicon solutions. GaN’s superior performance can be implemented at the price of silicon, which makes it ideal for power conversion system.

Design BasicsGAL02 Design Basics
Gate drive requirements for use with eGaN® FET and current power conversion circuit designs.

GaN is ReliableGAL03 GaN is Reliable
EPC reliability testing has demonstrated that GaN technology is ready for commercial use. This video describes the reliability tests and the results achieved.

500 W DC-DC with GaN - The Power of a Quarter Brick in the Size of an Eight BrickGAL04 500 W DC-DC with GaN – The Power of a Quarter Brick in the Size of an Eight Brick
Presentation of a fully regulated, fully isolated 500 W 1/8th brick using eGaN transistors enabling a 60% increase in power in the industry standard DOSA footprint.

Cut the Cord! Wireless Power with GaNGAL05 Cut the Cord! Wireless Power with GaN
Demonstrations of the benefits of GaN technology in resonant wireless power transfer systems. Both AirFuel™ Alliance’s class 2 and class 3 system designs are showcased as examples.

eGaN IC’s– Integrate for Even Higher EfficiencyGAL06 eGaN IC’s– Integrate for Even Higher Efficiency
Integration further widens the efficiency gap between eGaN technology and traditional silicon. Integrated devices save space, improve efficiency, and lower system costs. In this video we showcase integrated solutions that enable rapid design of highly efficient end-user systems, setting the stage for mass adoption of wireless power transfer.

Increase Power Density with GaNGAL07 Increase Power Density with GaN
Discussion of techniques, including thermal management, for obtaining the most benefit from using GaN technology in power conversion applications.

How to Turn a Development Board into a Working PrototypeGAL08 How to Turn a Development Board into a Working Prototype
A practical guide on turning a standard EPC half-bridge development board into a working prototype system.

Where is GaN Going? GAL09 Where is GaN Going?
In this video CEO and Co-founder, Alex Lidow, discusses the wide variety of applications enabled by GaN technology, that are “changing the way we live.” Emerging applications such as autonomous vehicles, wireless power transfer, augmented reality, and envelope tracking take advantage of this game changing technology.