GaN Systems Consumer Articles

Article: A High-Efficiency 65-W WPT System for 5G FWA Applications

This article, published November 20, 2020, appears in full at MWRF.com.  The very high frequency of 5G excels at transporting large quantities of data fast, but the signal doesn’t go through walls. A gallium-nitride-based power system tackles this problem with both signal and power transferred through a wall. By Tiefeng Shi, Paul Wiener Wireless technology…

Article: Here’s why GaN-based chargers are growing in popularity

Interest in GaN power chargers is at an all-time high Published in its entirety at Techradar.com.  By Jim Witham, CEO GaN Systems GaN (gallium nitride) power chargers had a significant presence at CES in 2020 – signalling that this year will see widespread interest and adoption in these smaller, faster charging, and more energy efficient…

Article: Analyzing the Advantages of 100V GaN in 48V Applications

This technical article from Lei Kou, Power Electronics Applications Engineer at GaN Systems, and Juncheng (Lucas) Lu, GaN Systems Applications Engineering Manager, appears in full here at EE Power.  This article describes an ultra-low parasitics Eon/Eoff measurement platform and the advantages of 100V GaN in 48V applications. In both consumer electronics and automotive electrification, we are in…

Whitepaper Details Important GaN Systems’ Advantages in Class-D Audio

Not all Class-D amplifier transistor approaches are the same as latest whitepaper shows comparing various GaN and Silicon devices OTTAWA, Ontario, September 14, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today released its newest whitepaper, “GaN in Class-D Audio: Advantages with GaN Systems – a Comparative Look,” which reviews…

GaN Systems Announces 65W QR Charger Reference Design as Demand for GaN Chargers Escalates

New Reference Design Leads in Size, Thermals, EMI, And Efficiency Performance OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, August 4, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced a new reference design for a high power density 65W QR (quasi-resonant) charger targeted for the consumer electronics market, including mobile phone and laptop…

Webinar: What’s Driving GaN Semiconductor Mass Market Appeal?

How GaN is Revolutionizing Wired and Wireless Power This webinar covers how GaN power semiconductors have become the power solution of choice for wired power applications and how GaN can do the same for wireless power applications. Advances in GaN transistors and their market adoption have dismissed the myths of risk, cost, and reliability associated…

GaN Systems Responds to High Performance Audio Demand with Series of 12V Class D Audio Amplifier Reference Designs

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 28, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today published the company’s latest technical manual titled, “12V High-Efficiency Audio Reference Designs using GaN Power Transistors.” The technical manual was developed in response to the well-received launch of GaN Systems Class-D audio amplifier evaluation kit in…

Article: “GaN Systems: All Eyes On Audio Amplifiers”

Below is an excerpt from “GaN Systems: All Eyes On Audio Amplifiers,” originally posted here at Compound Semiconductor.  When it comes to the wonderful world of audio, not all solid-state amplifiers are created equal. For decades, the analog-based linear amplification Class A audio system has reigned supreme, with audiophiles tolerating its very low efficiency. Not anymore.…

GaN Systems Shows Why GaN is a Game Changer at PCIM 2020

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 30, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, announced today its participation at “PCIM Europe Digital Days,” taking place July 7–8, 2020. CEO Jim Witham will participate in two panel sessions, “GaN Devices – The Game-Changers” and “Power GaN: Past-Present-Future,” illustrating how GaN power semiconductors…

Q&A: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Poised to Make a Splash

This article was originally published here on June 10, 2020. With silicon nearing its physical limits, electronics manufacturers are turning to non-traditional semiconducting materials, notably wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. Some are adopting these technologies to hit cost and performance targets that otherwise can’t be reached, and while others seek to differentiate their products from their competitors’.…