GaN Systems Power & Energy Articles

The New Hardware Innovations Designed To Drive Industry 4.0

This article was originally published on Forbes.com on May 16, 2019 by Jim Witham, GaN Systems CEO. We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first assembly lines introduced 100 years ago and the computers added 50 years later seem almost primitive as intelligent cyber-physical systems take their place on factory floors.…

GaN Systems Upcoming Webinar Illustrates the Insignificant Effects of Dynamic Rds(on) to overall System Losses

GaN Systems announces an upcoming webinar on Thursday, May 16th at 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time titled: The Effect of Dynamic On-State Resistance to System Losses in GaN-based Hard-Switching Applications. GaN power transistors are the building blocks of change for the design of a new generation of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems –…

GaN Systems Shows World’s Highest Current Rated GaN Power Semiconductors at PCIM 2019

GaN Systems, the global leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors, will demonstrate the 650 V, 150 A GaN power transistor – the industry’s highest current 650 V GaN power transistor – at PCIM Europe in Nuremberg, Germany on May 7-9, 2019 at Booth 9-507. The GS-065-150 device has 100 times lower switching losses than…

GaN Systems’ CEO to Deliver PCIM Keynote on GaN and New Hardware Innovations Driving Industry 4.0

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 24, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced that its CEO Jim Witham will deliver a keynote at PCIM Europe, the leading international exhibition and conference for power electronics and its applications, in Nuremberg, Germany May 7-9, 2019. Witham’s presentation, “GaN and Industry…

The Need for Wireless Charging Is Clear

By Paul Wiener, VP of Strategic Marketing for GaN Systems Wireless charging, more generally referred to as wireless power transfer or wireless energy transmission, is on its way to becoming mainstream. Yet, developing products that feature the benefits users want has its challenges. Take the recent news from Apple announcing the cancellation of its AirPower…

Why GaN E-HEMTs are a Power Designer’s Transistor of Choice

Article originally posted on allaboutcircuits.com on April 09, 2019 by Gary Elinoff. Wireless charging was all over APEC 2019’s power conference as some of the biggest companies in the industry gear up to provide wireless power solutions. Meanwhile, tech juggernaut Apple pulls its wireless charging platform. What gives? Wireless charging is all about effortless convenience.…

Key Takeaways From Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) 2019

As the premiere U.S. annual event in Applied Power Electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. More than 5,500 professionals from around the world attended this year’s conference, featuring more than 300 exhibiting companies with 50 countries represented. Gallium Nitride, GaN, was at the center of many discussions…

New Design Tools and Resources from GaN Systems and Global Partners Shorten Design Times and Increase System Performance

Anaheim, Calif., Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) March 19, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, is displaying a wide breadth of innovative design tools including new reference designs from partners at APEC 2019. Visitors to GaN Systems Booth #553 will find the multitude of unique design resources that…

Aveox to Launch Ultra-high Efficiency AC Power Conversion Modules with APFC Powered by GaN Systems

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 18, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announces a strategic partnership with Aveox, a leading provider of mission critical electro-mechanical power solutions, to significantly reduce the size and weight of their 3-phase AC power converters with Active Power Factor Correction (APFC). This partnership…

High Efficiency 50 W Wireless Power Amplifier Evaluation Kit Now Available from GaN Systems

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 7, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced the availability of its 50 W wireless power amplifier, a small size, low cost, and high efficiency evaluation board ideal for wireless power transfer and charging applications. It is targeted for lower power applications in…