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Unique Driver Architecture Enhances GaN-Based Isolated Power-Supply Designs

by CEO Joe Duigan and CTO Dr. Karl Rinne, Heyday Integrated Circuits GaN-on-silicon E-HEMT transistors are the choice for maximum performance, efficiency and cost-effective power supplies. Cost-effective driver technology enhances supply performance by simplifying layout, reducing component count, and improving reliability. GaN (gallium nitride) E-HEMTs (High Electron Mobility Transistors) have altered the dynamics of power…

Webinar: The Benefits Of Gallium Nitride Power Switching Transistors

Download PDF Now > This webinar sponsored by RichardsonRFPD and hosted by IEEE GlobalSpec introduces GaN Systems’ products and capabilities, and compares them to other GaN devices and silicon MOSFET devices. Examples in key applications are reviewed. Overview GaN Systems introduced Enhancement Mode GaN Transistors to the world in 2014, unveiling both 100V and 650V devices. Since…

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How to Design Power Electronics: HF Power Semiconductor Modeling Webcast

This webinar sponsored by Keysight Technologies and given by Dr. Ingmar Kallfass provides a new workflow for projects that include modeling and characterization of components and devices such as GaN transistors, electro-thermal co-simulation, and integration of GaN into power electronic circuits. Register to watch the webinar.

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The Wow! factor is alive and well

[Originally published in the Ottawa Business Journal] Kanata North’s pedigree, talent are driving semiconductor success Kanata North remains on the cutting edge when it comes to the next generation of semiconductor technologies. And why wouldn’t it be? That pedigree is rich and runs deep, all the way back to Bell Northern Research and the old…

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A Novel Power Inverter Design Using GaN Transistors Produces a Power Density of 61.2 W/in3

[Original article published by Power Systems Design Magazine is available here on page 23.] Details of Virginia Tech’s design that won 3rd place in Google’s Little Box Challenge By Xianan Zhao, Lanhua Zhang and Rachael Born Virginia Tech Summary In response to Google’s Little Box Challenge (LBC), our Virginia Tech team, the Future Energy Electronics…

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GaN Systems’ Founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts Retire

OTTAWA, Ontario, August 26, 2016 – Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, and leading the company to #1 in the world of GaN power transistors, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems…

48V Mild Hybrid Systems

Market Needs and Technical Solutions Download Now > This presentation from AVL Engineering and Technology looks at the developing 48V mild hybrid market. The powertrains technological and regulatory drivers are reviewed as well as the challenges. This forward-looking analysis projects the market needs through 2020.

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GaN Systems Wins Coveted 2015 Global Semiconductor Award

Global Semiconductor Alliance award honors GaN Systems for its industry impact. OTTAWA, Ontario, December 14, 2015 – GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, has won the coveted Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) 2015 “Start-Up to Watch” award. The award was announced and presented in front of an audience of over 1,400 executives…

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AC vs DC Battery Storage Explained

This brief article published by Solar Choice explains the differences between AC and DC battery storage systems and presents their respective advantages and disadvantages. Read the article.