Efficient Power Conversion’s EPC9204 and EPC9205 power modules demonstrate the efficiency enhancements and significant size reduction achieved in DC-DC power conversion using high frequency switching eGaN® power transistors and integrated circuits.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2018 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces two new GaN power modules for DC-DC conversion, increasing efficiency across the 48 V to point-of-load power architecture. The EPC9205 is a high-power density PCB-based power module for 48 V – 12 V conversions while the EPC9204 address the 20 V – point-of-load conversion with an ultra-thin profile PCB-based power module.
The EPC9205 is an 80 V, 10 A PCB-based power module featuring the 100 V EPC2045 eGaN FET for “plug and play” evaluation of the high performance gained with gallium nitride power transistors.
The EPC9205 exceeds 1400 W/in3 per cubic inch in a 48 V – 12 V application, and occupies less than one-tenth of a cubic inch of board space
Applications benefitting from the performance of the EPC9205 include the high-performance servers needed for demanding computing applications such as multi-user gaming systems, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrency mining.
The EPC9204 is a 20 V, 10 A PCB-based power module featuring the 30 V EPC2111 eGaN® IC capable of operating up to 10 MHz. This high frequency capability of the GaN solution reduces the size of the passive components resulting in an ultra-low profile of just 1.2 mm from PCB board.
Applications benefitting from the performance of the EPC9204 include point-of-load power conversion for servers, thin form factor mobile devices, and USB-C.
According to Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder, “As expectations for increasingly power-hungry applications expand while the conflicting desire for equipment to be small and lightweight persists, reducing size and decreasing power consumption is critical. The efficiencies achieved by the EPC9204 and EPC9205 small form factors show how GaN-based power devices, available now, are driving the next generation of computing.”
Quick Start Guides, containing set up procedures, circuit diagrams, performance curves, and bills of material are included with the EPC9204 and EPC9205 for reference and ease of use is provided on-line.
EPC9204 and EPC9205 development boards are priced at $131.25 each and are available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key.
EPC is the leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride based power management technology. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote imaging and sensing technology (LiDAR), and Class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. EPC also has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even greater space, energy, and cost efficiency.
eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Joe Engle, 310.986.0350 [email protected]