Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com)
has created and posted on line an eleven-part educational video podcast
series designed to provide power system design engineers a technical
foundation and application-focused toolset on how to design more
efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based
Beyond giving an overview of the theoretical underpinnings and design
basics for using GaN transistors, this video series provides practical
examples on the use of GaN transistors in widely used power electronics
applications such as DC-DC
conversion for telecom and datacom systems. In addition, it provides
examples of how these superior devices enable emerging applications,
such as wireless
power transfer and RF
Kicking off the series is "How
to GaN 1 - Material Comparisons," which provides a basic
understanding of why gallium nitride is such a great new semiconductor
material. Subsequent episodes look at device performance
characteristics, provide actual design examples, and get into the
practical application of eGaN FETs by examining design crieria such as
gate drive, layout, and thermal management.
"This series of short, less than ten minutes each, videos will help
designers understand the exceptional benefits of GaN technology and the
intricacies of working with GaN transistors in power conversion systems.
Most importantly, the videos will accelerate design engineers' learning
curve and increase their ability to take maximum advantage of the high
switching frequency and high performance of GaN power transistors,"
noted Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC.
The How to GaN video series is easily accessible on the EPC
video library or on the EPC
YouTube Video Channel.
About the Presenters
The presenters, Alex Lidow, Michael DeRooij, Johan Strydom and David
Reusch, are working for EPC, the first company to introduce
enhancement-mode GaN transistors. Collectively the presenters have over
seventy-five years' experience working in power transistor design and
application. All four presenters have doctorates in scientific
disciplines with extensive practical experience in the emerging GaN
transistor technology. Dr. Lidow concentrates on GaN transistor theory
and process design, while Drs. Strydom, DeRooij and Reusch focus on GaN
power transistor applications.
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 DC-DC
power transfer, envelope
tracking, RF transmission, solar micro inverters, remote
sensing technology (LiDAR) and class-D
audio amplifiers, with device performance many times greater than
the best silicon power MOSFETs.
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