GaN Systems Power & Energy Articles

Rethinking What’s ‘Smart’ For The Next Generation Smart Home

By GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham Too often, the fact that a technology merely exists drives the direction of a specific implementation, rather than focusing on developing technologies in response to real and important human needs. This has often been the case of the ‘smart home’ in its various stages of automation and intelligence. What…

Ready to Get the Most Out of Your GaN Power Designs?

Or curious to learn more about how to incorporate GaN into your next power system design and take advantage of the benefits of higher efficiency and lower size, weight, and total system cost? GaN Systems recently published new materials in our Design Center, a one stop source that aims to help customers make system design…

Article: GaN Growth Seen Exploding on Efficiency Gains

This article was originally published at Power Electronics News on May 12, 2020. Read the rest of the piece here.  GaN (Gallium Nitride) is experiencing surging interests across multiple segments of the electronics industry and gaining widespread acceptance because of efficiency and productivity improvements manufacturers expect from its use. There’s a major shift happening in…

Article: The Year of the GaN Adapter and 5G’s Dirty Little Secret

This article was originally published at eeDesignIt on May 6, 2020. Read the rest of the interview of GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham by Ruth Seely here.  GaN is changing the way we power things, and that’s becoming increasingly evident whether you look at consumer, automotive, 5G, or industrial power applications. Take 5G — It’s…

Article: Power Loss Characterization and Modeling for GaN-Based Hard-Switching Half-Bridges Considering Dynamic On-State Resistance

This article was published in full in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. Authors: R. Hou, Y. Shen, H. Zhao, H. Hu, J. Lu and T. Long Abstract: Gallium Nitride enhancement-mode high electron mobility transistors (GaN E-HEMTs) can achieve high frequency and high efficiency due to its excellent switching performance compared with conventional Si transistors. Nevertheless,…

Article: Silicon is reaching its limit. What’s next?

This article by Marissa Lee on April 4 was published in full at BusinessTimes.com.  IF cities today are truly high-tech, why can’t we drive electric cars up to Kuala Lumpur on a single charge? Why are we tethered by a cable to a wall socket each time our smartphones run out of juice? Why is…

Article: Rethinking What’s ‘Smart’ For The Next Generation Smart Home

This piece from April 2, 2020, by Jim Witham is published in full at Forbes.com.  Too often, the fact that a technology merely exists drives the direction of implementation, rather than focusing on developing technologies in response to real and important human needs. This has often been the case for the “smart home” in its…

GaN Systems Launches Online Experience Showcase

Invites Visitors to Virtually Explore How GaN is Leading the Power Electronics Revolution WHAT: OTTAWA, ONTARIO – April 6, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today launched its Virtual Experience site displaying the latest technology innovations that are using GaN transistors as a cornerstone technology for smaller, lighter,…

GaN Systems Leads the Power Electronics Revolution at APEC 2020

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 25, 2020 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN power semiconductors, will showcase how its leading GaN transistors are a cornerstone technology for power electronics equipment.  New transistor products and power modules, reference designs and tools, and customer demonstrations in consumer electronics, industrial, and automotive industries will be on display at…

Article: When it comes to wireless transmission, power must catch up with data in Industry 4.0

This piece was originally published at Robotics and Automation News by Paul Wiener, GaN Systems’ VP of strategic marketing. With the proliferation of robotics, artificial intelligence, and sensors – the increasingly intelligent industrial environments of today are barely recognizable when compared to the assembly lines introduced 100 years ago. This is true – with one…