Solar
GaN Increases Efficiency, Reduces Size and Weight, and Support Long Lifetime

Solar power provides a renewable, clean source of electricity. Solar power is also scalable meaning that it can be used to power a single household, or it can be deployed on an industrial scale.

Solar applications need to guarantee long lifetimes of greater than 20 years, excellent thermal behavior, and high-power density to increase power in the same form factor or to enable integration with the panel.

GaN devices are being widely adopted for solar applications because they offer significant benefits for efficiency, size, weight, and long lifetime.

GaN devices are ideal for the primary stage of microinverters or separate MPPT/optimizers. They can also be used in multilevel topologies for battery energy storage systems or string inverters.

GaN Industrial Solar

Reference Designs

Industrial Solar Reference Designs

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• Microinverter reference design
• Optimizer reference design

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 GaN Devices for Industrial Solar

Part Number Status Configuration VDS
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VGS
max
max
RDS(on)
(mΩ)
@5VGS
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(nC)
QGS
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QGD
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ID (A) Pulsed ID
(A)
Package
(mm)
EPC2619 Engr Single 80 6 4 8.3 2.1 1 27 29 164 LGA 2.5 x 1.5 Contact EPC
EPC2218A Preferred Single AEC 80 6 3.2 10.5 3.2 1.5 46 60 231 LGA 3.5 x 1.95 Buy Now
uP1966E Preferred Half Bridge Driver IC 85 BGA 1.6 x 1.6 Buy Now
EPC2044 Preferred Single 100 6 10.5 4.3 1.3 0.5 15 9.4 89 BGA 2.15 x 1.25 Buy Now
EPC23102 Engr Half Bridge ePower™ Stage 100 6.6 28 35 QFN 3.5 x 5 Buy Now
EPC23102 Engr Half Bridge ePower™ Stage 100 6.6 28 35 QFN 3.5 x 5 Buy Now
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
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
EPC2071 Preferred Single 100 6 2.2 18 6 1.8 71 64 350 LGA 4.45 x 2.3 Buy Now
EPC2302 Preferred Single 100 6 1.8 23 8.9 2.3 85 101 408 QFN 3 x 5 Buy Now
EPC2308 Engr Single 150 6 6 10.6 3.8 1.4 50 48 157 QFN 3 x 5 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
EPC2207 Preferred Single 200 6 22 4.5 1.3 0.7 23 14 54 LGA 2.8 x 0.925 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
EPC2050 Preferred Single 350 6 80 2.8 1.3 0.3 35 6.3 26 BGA 1.95 x 1.95 Buy Now
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