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A Performance Comparison of GaN E-HEMTs versus SiC MOSFETs in Power Switching Applications

This article was originally published in the June 2017 issue of Bodo’s Power Systems. Research on wide bandgap (WBG) devices has been conducted for many years. The reason that the properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) excite power engineers is because they show substantial performance improvements over their silicon-based counterparts. By Jason…

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Customer Products on Display at PCIM 2017

This video, originally published on Electronics Products Magazine’s YouTube channel, was recorded at PCIM 2017. GaN Systems’ CEO, Jim Witham, talks with Alix Paultre about the adoption of GaN technology and describes some of the 30+ customer products displayed at PCIM that are performance-optimized by GaN transistors. Watch on YouTube >

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Paralleled GaN Transistors Boost Converter Power Up to 100kW

This article was written by Sam Davis and first appeared in powerelectronics.com. Paralleling GaN transistors increases the power handling capability of a high-efficiency and high-power density converter. To be successful, parallel operation depends on the designer’s ability to deal with parasitic elements within the GaN devices as well as those associated with interfacing circuits. Characteristics…

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PFC Design – Maximizing Efficiency and Lowering Cost with GaN Transistors

GaN Systems releases industry’s first E-HEMT bridgeless-totem-pole Power Factor Correction reference design OTTAWA, Ontario, May 9, 2017 – Achieving efficiencies greater than 98% in conventional Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuits is challenging. The major hurdle is fixed diode bridge losses. An option to overcome this is to use silicon MOSFETs in place of the diodes…

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sonnen: Changing The Way We Buy, Store, And Sell Electricity

This article, authored by contributing editor Peter Delly-Detwiler, was originally published in Forbes.com. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Blake Richetta, Vice President of Sales for sonnen – the residential energy storage company that began focusing on U.S. markets in 2015. Richetta, who was briefly Tesla’s North American Powerwall sales manager, has an…

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Observations about the impact of GaN technology

This article, based on an interview with GaN Systems’ CEO, Jim Witham, was originally authored by Paul O’Shea and published in powerelectronicsnews.com. As author Jeremey Rifkin put it, we are in the midst of the 3rd industrial revolution. The first was the mechanization of the textile industry, followed by the age of mass production where…

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Designers Compete to Achieve High Power Density Inverters Using GaN Power Transistors

GaN Systems sponsors inverter design competition OTTAWA, Ontario, April 24, 2017 – Choosing GaN instead of legacy silicon transistors allows power systems designers to increase both system efficiency and power density while reducing system size, weight and cost. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in the energy market where GaN transistors are replacing MOSFETs…

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GaN Eliminates Fans and Heat Sinks in Power Electronics

The G-Philos 700W GaN-based ESS is 30% smaller and consumes 25% less power than their silicon version. 10 W to 50 kW applications leverage GaN for increased efficiency and reduced overall size OTTAWA, Ontario, March 20, 2017 – The demand for more power in electronics continues to increase, while the space allowable for power continues…

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GaN Systems Enables Wireless Power Transfer for Laptops, Power Tools and Beyond

Image: A 250 W wireless power transmitting device running at 6.78 and 13.56 MHz, enabled by GaN Systems’ GaN transistors; Courtesy of the Imperial College London High-frequency resonant design enables applications missing the key ingredient of high power transfer OTTAWA, Ontario, March 17, 2017 – The demand for high power wireless transfer is surging at…

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GaN Modules and Solutions are on Display at Electronica Shanghai 2017

GaN Systems to demonstrate wireless power transfer and a broad range of commercial power modules OTTAWA, Ontario, March 13, 2017 – At the 2017 Electronica Shanghai Exposition in Shanghai, China, visitors will see state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in action. From March 14-16, in Booth #E4.4212, GaN Systems will conduct live demonstrations of commercial systems…