Application-Specific Evaluation Boards for GaN Devices

Full circuit demonstration boards allow designers to evaluate the performance of EPC’s eGaN FETs and IC's in fully functioning, closed-loop designs

Quick Start Guides, Schematics, Bills of Materials, and Gerber Files are available for all boards for quick reference and use.

Selector Guide

DC-DC Conversion

Part Number Description Power
(W)
Topology GaN Product Controller Gate Driver VIN
(V)
VOUT
(V)
lOUT
(A)
EPC9177* Synchronous, Buck, digital controller, GaN power IC 240 buck, 1-phase EPC23102 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
(inside EPC23102) 12 - 64 12 20 Buy Now
EPC9158 Small, Synchronous Buck, analog controller 600 buck, 2-phase EPC2218 ADI/LT
EVAL-LTC7890-AZ
(analog controller)
(in controller) 14 - 54 12 50 Buy Now
EPC9157 Small (1/16th Brick), Synchronous Buck, analog controller, with motherboard 300 buck, 2-phase EPC2218 Renesas ISL81806
(analog controller)
(in controller) 18 - 60 12 25 Buy Now
EPC9143 Small (1/16th Brick), Synchronous Buck, digital controller, with motherboard 300 buck, 2-phase EPC2053 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E 18 - 60 12 25 Buy Now
EPC9151* Small (1/16th Brick), Synchronous Buck or Boost, featuring PowerStage GaN IC, digital controller, with motherboard 300 buck or boost, 2-phase EPC2152 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E Buck: 18 - 60
Boost: 12–15
Buck: 12
Boost:  48
Buck:  25
Boost:  5.5
Buy Now
EPC9159 1 kW, 48V/12V Bi-directional LLC Converter 1 kW LLC, full-bridge primary, center-tapped secondary, non-isolated EPC2619, EPC2067 Microchip dsPIC33CK256MP503
(digital controller)
uP1966E
&
LMG1020
12 - 52 V 12 V 83 A Buy Now
EPC9174 Small (1/8th Brick), LLC, fixed ratio 1:4, bi-directional, for servers  1.2 kW LLC, full-bridge primary, center-tapped secondary, non-isolated EPC2071, EPC2066 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E
&
LMG1020
48 - 60 10 - 15 100 Buy Now
EPC9163 Synchronous, Buck or Boost, digital controller 2 kW buck or boost, 2-phase
optional: 2 boards = 4 phases
EPC2218 Microchip dsPIC33CK256MP503
(digital controller)
LM5113-Q1 Buck: 20 – 60
Boost: 11.3 – 16
Buck: 5 - 16
Boost: 20-50
140 (Buck) Buy Now
EPC9165 Synchronous, Buck or Boost, digital controller, QFN-packaged GaN FETs 2 kW buck or boost, 2-phase EPC2302 Microchip dsPIC33CK256MP503
(digital controller)
MPQ1918 Buck: 20 – 60
Boost: 11.3 – 16
Buck: 5 - 16
Boost: 20-50
140 (Buck) Buy Now
EPC9170* Synchronous, Buck, digital controller, GaN power IC 2 kW buck, 2-phase EPC23101, EPC2302 Microchip dsPIC33CK256MP503
(digital controller)
(inside EPC23101) Buck: 20 – 60 Buck: 5 - 16 Buck: 140 Buy Now
EPC9148 Ultra-thin, Multi-level, Synchronous, Buck 237 buck, multi-level EPC2053 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E 44 - 60 19 12.5 Buy Now
EPC9195 High efficiency, small, single-phase, buck converter 200
(without heatsink)
buck EPC2619 ADI/LT
EVAL-LTC7891-AZ
(inside controller) 36 - 60 13 16
(without heatsink)
Buy Now
EPC9153 Thin, 1-phase Buck  250 buck, 1-phase EPC2218 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E 44 - 60 12 - 20 12.5 Buy Now
EPC9166 Boost, analog controller 500 boost, 2-phase EPC2218 Renesas ISL81807
(analog controller)
(inside controller) 9 - 28 Configurable:
36, 48, 60
16 A @ 36 V
11 A @ 48 V
8 A @ 60 V
Buy Now
EPC9160 Dual Output, analog controller, Synchronous, Buck 125 buck, dual output EPC2055 ADI/LT
EVAL-LTC7890-AZ
(analog controller)
(inside controller) 9 - 24 Dual Output:
5 / 3.3
15 Buy Now
EPC9162 Boost or buck, synchonous 50 boost
60 buck
boost or buck, 1-phase EPC2052 Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102
(digital controller)
uP1966E Boost: 12
Buck:  48
Boost: 60
Buck: 12
Boost: 0.85
Buck:  5
Buy Now
EPC90135 Parallel, half-bridge (4 parallel FETs) 540  half-bridge (open loop) EPC2218 (none: PWM input) uP1966E up to 80 up to 80 45 Buy Now
*Please note that the GaN device used in this board is in engineering status.
Reference Only (not available for purchase)
EPC9115 48 to 12 (1/8th Brick), reference only (not for sale) 500 full-bridge primary, center-tapped output EPC2020, EPC2021 Microchip DSPIC33FJ16GS502
(digital controller)
LM5113, UCC27611 48 - 60 12 42
EPC9141 Synchronous, Buck, analog controller 120 buck, 1-phase EPC2045 ADI/LT  LTC7800
(analog controller)
(inside controller) 30 - 54 12 10

Lidar

All EPC Laser Driver Demo Boards are shipped in a particular configuration, i.e. resonant discharge for Direct Time of Flight (DToF) or standard pulse for Indirect Time of Flight (IToF), so that they are usable for the target application right out of the box. However, the lidar industry is still changing rapid and the demo boards are designed to be flexible so that they can accommodate a much broader set of requirements. Please review the schematics, the layout files, and the Quick Start Guides for further information.

Part
Number
Default
Configuration
Description VBUS
(max)
VINPUT
(max)
TPin
(min)
Max
Pulse (A)
Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9144 IToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 12 5 1 ns 28 EPC2216 Buy Now
EPC9154 IToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 30 5 2 ns 10 EPC21601 Buy Now
EPC9156 IToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 30 5 2 ns 10 EPC21603 Buy Now
EPC9172 IToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 60 5 2 ns 15 EPC21701 Buy Now
EPC9179 Resonant Pulse DToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 70 5 2 ns 75 EPC2252 Buy Now
EPC9181 Resonant Pulse DToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 70 5 2 ns 125 EPC2204A Buy Now
EPC9180 Resonant Pulse DToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 70 5 2 ns 230 EPC2218A Buy Now
EPC9150 Resonant Pulse DToF High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Demo Board 160 5 1 ns 220 EPC2034C Buy Now

Motor Drive

Part
Number
Description VIN IPhase
(ARMS)
fSW
(kHz)
Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9167 20 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 14 - 60 20 20 - 250 EPC2065 Buy Now
EPC9176 20 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 14 - 65 20 20 - 250 EPC23102 Buy Now
EPC9167HC 30 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 14 - 60 30 20 - 250 EPC2065 Buy Now
EPC9173 35 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 20 - 85 35 20 - 250 EPC23101 Buy Now
EPC9194 40 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 14 - 65 40 20 - 250 EPC2302 Buy Now
EPC9186 150 ARMS 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive Reference Design Board 14 - 60 150 20 - 120 EPC2302 Buy Now

AC/DC Conversion

Part Number Description VIN VOUT lOUT
(A)
Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
 
EPC917190–265 VRMS Universal AC Input to
15 V–48 VDC, 5 A Output USB PD3.1
90 - 265 VACRMS15 - 48 VDC2 AEPC2218Buy Now

Highly Resonant Wireless Power Evaluations Kits

Part
Number
Description Class Output Power Operating Frequency Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9111 High-Frequency, ZVS Class-D Wireless Power Evaluation Kit 3 35 W 6.78 MHz preset or user selectable EPC2014C
EPC2038
Buy Now
EPC9112 High-Frequency, ZVS Class-D Wireless Power Evaluation Kit 3 50 W 6.78 MHz preset or user selectable EPC2007C
EPC2038
Buy Now

AirFuel™ Alliance Compatible Wireless Power Evaluations Kits

Part
Number
Description Class Output Power Operating Frequency Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9127 AirFuel compatible, ZVS Class-D Wireless Power System 2 10 W 6.78 MHz EPC2107
EPC2036
EPC2019
Buy Now
EPC9128 AirFuel compatible, ZVS Class-D Wireless Power System 3 16 W 6.78 MHz EPC2108
EPC2036
EPC2019
Buy Now
EPC9129 AirFuel compatible, ZVS Class-D Wireless Power System 4 33 W 6.78 MHz EPC8010
EPC2038
EPC2019
EPC2016C
Buy Now

Multi-Mode Wireless Power Evaluations Kit

Part
Number
Standard Class Output Power Operating Frequency Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9121 AirFuel Compatible
Qi/PMA Compatible
2
A6
10 W
5 W
6.78 MHz
6.165 KHZ
EPC2107
EPC2038
EPC2036
Buy Now

Wireless Power Amplifier Boards

Part Number Description VIN VOUT lOUT
(A)
Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
 
EPC9051AirFuel Class 2, 10 W Class E Amplifier0 V - 40 VVIN1 AEPC2037Buy Now
EPC9052AirFuel Class 3, 16 W Class E Amplifier0 V - 40 VVIN1 AEPC2012CBuy Now
EPC9053AirFuel Class 4, 33 W Class E Amplifier0 V - 40 VVIN1 AEPC2019Buy Now
EPC9058Class E Wireless Power Amplifier Driver0 V - 52 VVIN2 AEPC2110Buy Now
EPC9083AirFuel Class 5, 60 W Class E Amplifier0 V - 80 VVIN4 AEPC2046Buy Now
EPC9506ZVS Class-D Wireless Power Amplifier8 V - 32 VVIN10 AEPC2014C
EPC2038
Buy Now
EPC9507ZVS Class-D Wireless Power Amplifier8 V - 36 VVIN6 AEPC2007C
EPC2038
Buy Now
EPC9509AirFuel Class 3, 16 W ZVS Class D Amplifier17 V - 24 V52 V1 AEPC2108
EPC2036
Buy Now
EPC9510AirFuel Class 2, 10 W ZVS Class D Amplifier17 V - 24 V66 V0.8 AEPC2107
EPC2036
Buy Now
EPC9512AirFuel Class 4, 33 W ZVS Class D Amplifiermode dependent80 V1.8 AEPC8010
EPC2038
EPC2019
Buy Now
EPC9065AirFuel Class 5, 60 W ZVS Class D Amplifier12 V (max VDD)80 V1.8 ARMSEPC2007C
EPC2038
Buy Now
EPC951110 W Multi-Mode Wireless Power Amplifier17 V - 24 V66 V/26 V1.7 AEPC2107
EPC2038
EPC2036
Buy Now

Wireless Power Receive Boards

Part Number Description VOUT lOUT
(A)
Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
 
EPC9513AirFuel Category 3, 5 W Device Receive Board5 V1 AEPC2019Buy Now
EPC9515AirFuel Category 4, 10 W Device Receive Board5 V2 AEPC2019Buy Now
EPC9514AirFuel Category 5, 27 W Device Receive Board19 V1.4 AEPC2016CBuy Now

Class-D Audio

Part
Number
Description Output Power Distortion/Output Noise Frequency Response Featured Product Schematic Gerber Bill of
Materials
EPC9106 Class-D Audio Amplifier Evaluation Kit 150 W / 8 Ω < 0.03% THD+N, > 107.8 dB 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB EPC2016C Contact EPC