Aerospace and Defense GaN Applications

DC-DC Power Conversion

GaN Increases Efficiency, Reduces Size and Weight, and Improves Reliability

GaN technology allows power supply designers to optimize their designs for size and weight, efficiency, EMI, and power density. The increased switching capability and reduced parasitics equate to lower losses enabling engineers to increase the switching frequency resulting in reduced size and weight of magnetic components, a reduction or elimination of heat sinking, and lower copper losses. These benefits result in an overall reduction of system size and weight without a sacrifice to efficiency. GaN-based power supplies operate at higher frequencies, higher efficiencies, and greater power densities for Micro, low-Earth orbit (LEO), geosynchronous- Earth orbit (GEO) satellites, along with deep space and outer space explorations, smaller and lighter onboard power supplies in robotics, and other high reliability aerospace and defense systems.

Devices range from 15 V – 350 V to cover a wide range of bus voltages and derating requirements

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Reference Designs

Aerospace and Defense DC-DC Reference Designs

Part Number Description VIN VOUT lOUT
(A)
FSW
(kHz)
Featured Product  
EPC9157 Demonstration Board
EPC9157300 W 1/16th Brick Evaluation Module18 V - 60 V12 V25 A500EPC2218 Buy Now
EPC9143 Demonstration Board
EPC9143300 W 1/16th Brick Evaluation Module18 V - 60 V12 V25 A500EPC2053 Buy Now
EPC9151 Demonstration Board
EPC9151300 W Bi-directional 1/16th Brick Evaluation Module12 V – 15 V (Boost)48 V (Boost)5.5 A (Boost)500EPC2152 Buy Now
EPC9148 Demonstration Board
EPC914848 V - 19 V Ultra-thin, Multi-level Converter44 - 60 V19 V12.5 A400EPC2053 Buy Now
EPC9153 Demonstration Board
EPC9153250 W High Efficiency, Thin Buck Converter44 - 60 V12 - 20 V12.5 A400EPC2218 Buy Now
EPC9166 Demonstration Board
EPC9166500 W 12 V input Boost Converter9 V - 28 VReconfigurable:
36 V, 48 V, 60 V
16 A @ 36 VOUT
11 A @ 48 VOUT
8 A @ 60 VOUT
490EPC2218 Buy Now
sgrb10012s Demonstration Board
SGRB10012 85 V - 113 V12 V -16 V Buy Now
sgrb10016hcs Demonstration Board
SGRB10016HCS 85 V - 113 V15.5 V - 17.5 V Buy Now
sgrb10020s Demonstration Board
SGRB10020S 95 V - 105 V16 V - 23.5 V Buy Now
sgrb10028s Demonstration Board
SGRB10028S 95 V - 105 V12 V - 28 V Buy Now
sgrb12028s Demonstration Board
SGRB12028S 98 V - 136 V12 V - 28 V Buy Now

EPC’s application team is constantly working on new reference designs. If there is a requirement not met by the listed boards, please contact us via Ask a GaN Expert to discuss your application further.

Half-bridge development boards are available for quick evaluation of most eGaN FETs and ICs.

Products

Recommended Devices for Aerospace and Defense DC-DC Conversion

Part Number Status Configuration VDS
max
VGS
max
max
RDS(on)
(mΩ)
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ID (A) Pulsed ID
(A)
Package
(mm)
EPC2055 Preferred Single 40 6 3.6 6.6 2.3 0.7 13 29 161 LGA 2.5 x 1.5 Buy Now
EPC2069 Preferred Single 40 6 2.25 12.5 3.9 2.4 32 80 422 LGA 3.25 x 3.25 Buy Now
EPC2067 Preferred Single 40 6 1.55 17.1 5.3 2 37 69 409 LGA 3.25 x 2.85 Buy Now
EPC7019 Engr Single Rad Hard 40 6 1.5 23 7.6 3.4 51 95 530 LGA 6.05 x 2.3 Contact EPC
EPC2066 Preferred Single 40 6 1.1 25 8.9 3.2 59 90 639 LGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC7014 Engr Single Rad Hard 60 7 340 0.142 0.043 0.025 0.764 2.4 4 BGA 0.9 x 0.9 Contact EPC
EPC2102 Preferred Half Bridge 60 6 4.9 8 2.5 1.5 26 30 220 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2102 Preferred Half Bridge 60 6 4.9 8 2.5 1.5 31 30 220 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2031 Active Single 60 6 2.6 16 5 3.2 48 48 450 BGA 4.6 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC2219 Preferred Single AEC With Gate Diode 65 5.75 3300 0.049 0.023 0.0037 0.114 0.5 0.5 BGA 0.9 x 0.9 Buy Now
EPC2219 Preferred Single AEC With Gate Diode 6 BGA 0.9 x 0.9 Buy Now
EPC2214 Active Single AEC 80 6 20 1.8 0.5 0.3 8 10 47 BGA 1.35 x 1.35 Buy Now
EPC2152 Engr Half Bridge ePower™ Stage 80 15 90 LGA 3.9 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC2103 Preferred Half Bridge 80 6 5.5 6.5 2.2 1.1 30 30 195 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2103 Preferred Half Bridge 80 6 5.5 6.5 2.2 1.1 34 30 195 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2065 Preferred Single 80 6 3.6 9.4 2.6 1.7 33 60 215 LGA 3.5 x 1.95 Buy Now
EPC2029 Active Single 80 6 3.2 13 3.4 1.9 53 48 360 BGA 4.6 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC2105 Active Half Bridge 80 6 14.5 2.7 0.9 0.5 11 10 70 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2105 Active Half Bridge 80 6 3.6 11 3 2.1 51 40 300 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2206 Preferred Single AEC 80 6 2.2 15 4.1 3 72 90 390 LGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
uP1966E Preferred Half Bridge Driver IC 85 BGA 1.6 x 1.6 Buy Now
EPC2036 Active Single 100 6 73 0.7 0.17 0.14 3.9 1.7 18 BGA 0.9 x 0.9 Buy Now
EPC2106 Preferred Half Bridge 100 6 70 0.73 0.24 0.14 3.96 1.7 18 BGA 1.35 x 1.35 Buy Now
EPC2106 Preferred Half Bridge 100 6 70 0.73 0.24 0.14 4.68 1.7 18 BGA 1.35 x 1.35 Buy Now
EPC2221 Preferred Dual Common Source AEC 100 6 58 0.85 0.27 0.19 4.7 5 20 BGA 1.35 x 1.35 Buy Now
EPC2051 Preferred Single 100 6 25 1.8 0.6 0.3 7.3 1.7 37 BGA 0.85 x 1.3 Buy Now
EPC2016C Active Single 100 6 16 3.4 1.1 0.55 16 18 75 LGA 2.1 x 1.6 Buy Now
EPC2052 Preferred Single 100 6 13.5 3.5 1.5 0.5 13 8.2 74 BGA 1.5x1.5 Buy Now
EPC2001C Active Single 100 6 7 7.5 2.4 1.2 31 36 150 LGA 4.1 x 1.6 Buy Now
EPC2104 Preferred Half Bridge 100 6 6.8 6.8 2.3 1.4 35 30 180 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2104 Preferred Half Bridge 100 6 6.8 6.8 2.3 1.4 41 30 180 BGA 6.05 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC7004 Engr Single Rad Hard 100 6 7 6.4 2.2 1.1 37 60 160 LGA 4.1 x 1.6 Contact EPC
EPC2204 Preferred Single 100 6 6 5.7 1.8 0.8 25 29 125 LGA 2.5 x 1.5 Buy Now
EPC2306 Engr Single 100 6 3.8 11 4.1 1.1 41 48 197 QFN 3 x 5 Buy Now
EPC2032 Active Single 100 6 4 12 3 2 66 48 340 BGA 4.6 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC7018 Engr Single Rad Hard 100 6 3.9 15.2 4 2.6 77 90 345 LGA 6.05 x 2.3 Contact EPC
EPC23101 Engr Half Bridge ePower™ Chipset 100 6 3.3 50 65 240 QFN 3.5 x 5 Buy Now
EPC2218 Preferred Single 100 6 3.2 10.5 3.2 1.5 46 60 231 LGA 3.5 x 1.95 Buy Now
EPC2302 Preferred Single 100 6 1.8 23 8.9 2.3 85 101 408 QFN 3 x 5 Buy Now
EPC2033 Active Single 150 6 7 12 3.8 3.2 90 48 260 BGA 4.6 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC2059 Preferred Single 170 6 9 5.7 1.3 0.9 35 24 102 LGA 2.8 x 1.4 Buy Now
EPC2054 Preferred Single 200 6 43 2.9 0.9 0.3 15 3 32 BGA 1.3 x 1.3 Buy Now
EPC7007 Engr Single Rad Hard 200 6 25 5.4 1.5 1 37 20 80 LGA 3.6 x 1.6 Contact EPC
EPC2207 Preferred Single 200 6 22 4.5 1.3 0.7 23 14 54 LGA 2.8 x 0.925 Buy Now
EPC2034C Active Single 200 6 8 11.4 3.8 2.1 95 48 213 BGA 4.6 x 2.6 Buy Now
EPC2215 Preferred Single 200 6 8 13.6 3.3 2.1 69 32 162 LGA 4.6 x 1.6 Buy Now
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