Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced the
availability of the EPC9004
development board, featuring EPC's enhancement-mode gallium nitride
(eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). This board demonstrates how
recently introduced IC gate drivers, optimized for GaN FETs, make the
task of transitioning from silicon power transistors to higher
performance eGaN FETs simple and cost effective.
The EPC9004 development board is a 200 V peak voltage, 2 A maximum
output current, half bridge featuring the EPC2012 eGaN FET. The EPC2012
is used in combination with the UCC27611
high-speed gate driver from Texas Instruments, thus reducing time and
complexity for designing high frequency, high performance power systems.
The EPC9004 simplifies the evaluation process of high performance eGaN
FETs by including all the critical components, including a dedicated
gate driver, on a single 2" x 1.5" board that can be easily connected
into any existing converter. In addition, there are various probe points
on the board to facilitate simple waveform measurement and efficiency
calculation. A Quick Start Guide is included for reference and
ease of use.
The 200 V EPC2012 eGaN FET is ideal for use in applications such as
wireless charging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and low RF
frequency applications such as smart meter communications.
The EPC9004 development board is priced at $95.00. Like all EPC
products, it is available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key at http://digikey.com/Suppliers/us/Efficient-Power-Conversion.page lang=en>
Design Information and Support for eGaN FETs:
EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride based power
management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode
gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in
applications such as servers,
power transmission, envelope
tracking, RF transmission, power-over-ethernet
(PoE), solar micro inverters, energy efficient lighting, and class-D
audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the
best silicon power MOSFETs. Visit our web site: www.epc-co.com.
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