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How to Design a Bi-Directional 1/16th Brick 48 V-12 V Converter Using Monolithic GaN ePower™ Stage

How to Design a Bi-Directional 1/16th Brick 48 V-12 V Converter Using Monolithic GaN ePower™ Stage
12 15 2020

Brick DC-DC converters are widely used in data center, telecommunication and automotive applications, converting a nominal 48 V bus to (or from) a nominal 12 V bus. Advances in GaN integrated circuit (IC) technology have enabled the integration of the half bridge and gate drivers, resulting in a single chip solution that simplifies layout, minimizes area, and reduces cost.

This application note discusses the design of a digitally controlled bi-directional 1/16th brick converter using the integrated GaN power stage for 48 V-to-12 V application, with up to 300 W output power, and peak efficiency of 95%.

The standard dimension of the 1/16th brick converter is 33 x 22.9 mm (1.3 x 0.9 inch). The height limit for this design is set to 10 mm (0.4 inch).

How to Design a Highly Efficient, 2.5 kW, Universal Input Voltage Range, Power Factor Correction (PFC) 400 V Rectifier Using 200 V eGaN® FETs

How to Design a Highly Efficient, 2.5 kW, Universal Input Voltage Range, Power Factor Correction (PFC) 400 V Rectifier Using 200 V eGaN<sup>®</sup> FETs
11 03 2020

Acknowledgement - This application note and associated hardware was developed in collaboration with Semiconductor Power Electronics Center (SPEC) at University of Texas at Austin.

Motivation

The expansion of applications such as cloud computing, wearables, machine learning, autonomous driving, and IoT drive us towards an even more data-intensive world, increasing demands on data centers and power consumption [1, 2]. The importance of efficiency, power density, and cost of the AC to DC switching power supply is driving innovative solutions that eGaN FETs can solve to yield ultra-high efficiency power factor correction (PFC) front-end rectifier solutions that are the focus of this how-to-application note.

最新世代の100 VのeGaN FETを使って、最も小型で、最も費用対効果が高く、最も効率が高い48 V入力、5~12 V出力の非絶縁型DC-DCコンバータを構築

最新世代の100 VのeGaN FETを使って、最も小型で、最も費用対効果が高く、最も効率が高い48 V入力、5~12 V出力の非絶縁型DC-DCコンバータを構築
4 24 2019

新たに出現したコンピューティング・アプリケーションは、はるかに小型でより多くの電力を必要とします。サーバー市場のニーズの拡大に加えて、最も困難なアプリケーションには、マルチユーザー・ゲーム・システム、自動運転車、人工知能などがあります。これらの用途は、プロセッサに近接したマザー・ボード上に詰め込めるDC−DCコンバータに対する需要を生み出しています。

eGaN FETを使った48 V入力、12 V出力の900 W小型LLC共振コンバータで98%以上の効率を得る

eGaN FETを使った48 V入力、12 V出力の900 W小型LLC共振コンバータで98%以上の効率を得る
4 03 2019

コンピュータや電気通信の市場の急速な拡大によって、中間バス・コンバータ向けに、これまで以上に小型、高効率、高電力密度のソリューションが求められています。LLC共振コンバータは、高電力密度と高効率のソリューションを提供するための優れた候補です。非常に小さい低オン抵抗と寄生容量を備えたeGaN® FETsは、Si MOSFETを使うときに困難だった大幅な損失低減によってLLC共振コンバータに貢献します。EPC2053やEPC2024などのeGaN FETを採用した48 V入力、12 V出力の900 W、1 MHz動作の LLC DC-DCトランス(DCX)・コンバータがデモされ、電力密度1500 W / 立方インチ以上でピーク効率98.4%が得られています。

Four Ways GaN Technology Helps Save the Planet

Four Ways GaN Technology Helps Save the Planet
4 11 2017

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a better semiconductor than silicon. There are many crystals that are better than silicon, but the problem has always been that they are far too expensive to be used in every application where silicon is used. But, GaN can be grown as an inexpensive thin layer on top of a standard silicon wafer enabling devices that are faster, smaller, more efficient, and less costly than their aging silicon counterparts.

2017年の私の予測

2017年の私の予測
11 11 2016

2016年1月、私は、そのとき、来る年のいくつかの予測をしました。無線充電、拡張現実、自動運転車、医療診断やインターネット・アクセスの進歩など、新しい市場に対する予測をしました。これらの市場における進歩は、すべての面で、予想よりも、時にはより速く、時にはより遅くなりました。そして、ここで、私たちは、まさに新しい年を迎えようとしており、おそらく、愚かなことに、私は、再び未来を予測しようと思います。

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Semiconductors

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Semiconductors
10 13 2016

In past postings , we looked at the applications that have emerged because of new capabilities available with #GaN technology. We also discussed the transformational nature of some of these applications in areas like medicine, telecommunications,human-machine interfaces, and the delivery of electrical power itself (wireless power transfer). GaN technology is entering an era similar to the 80’s and 90’s when the utility of technological improvement was apparent across broad commercial markets. Consequentially, consumers will be willing to pay a premium for the life-style improvements enabled by these improvements thereby accelerating growth of GaN applications for the foreseeable future.

Rethinking Server Power Architecture in a Post-Silicon World: Getting from 48 Vin – 1 Vout Directly

Rethinking Server Power Architecture in a Post-Silicon World: Getting from 48 Vin – 1 Vout  Directly
7 26 2016

The demand by our society for information is growing at an unprecedented rate. With emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT), this trend for more and faster access to information is showing no signs of slowing. What makes the transfer of information at high rates of speed possible are racks and racks of servers, mostly located in centralized data centers.