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GaN Customer Solutions to Take Center Stage at APEC 2017

Image: GaN Systems’ 99% efficient, 3 kW PFC reference design will be among the products, systems and demonstrations on display at APEC 2017. GaN Systems to demonstrate wireless power transfer and a broad range of commercial power systems OTTAWA, Ontario, March 16, 2017 – At the upcoming 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC…

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Thermal Models of GaN Systems’ Industry-leading GaN Transistors Now on the Web

GaN transistor thermal RC models enhance the accuracy of power system SPICE simulations OTTAWA, Ontario, February 3, 2017 – GaN Systems has experienced a surge in the number of customers designing and deploying power systems using their GaN transistors. Customers have recognized that GaN devices significantly improve power efficiency and power density. By using GaN…

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AirFuel Alliance adds GaN Systems

Above image: 250 W wireless charging device from the Imperial College London runs with GaN Systems’ GaN transistors at 6.78 and 13.56 MHz. GaN Systems’ enables high voltage, high power wireless charging OTTAWA, Ontario, January 16, 2017 – GaN Systems, the industry-leading enabler of high voltage, high current, and high-frequency wireless charging, has joined the…

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Gallium Nitride is Moving Forward

The following article was written by Achim Scharf and published in the November 2016 issue of Power Electronics Europe. According to market researcher Yole 2015 – 2016 have been exciting years for the GaN power business – 600V GaN is today commercially available, after many ups and downs. And GaN power ICs have debuted, opening…

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Power Electronics Change the Automotive World

This article was originally published as an editorial in the November issue of Power Electronics Europe by editor Achim Scharf. Electronica 2016 in Munich is an example how electronics, particularly in the automotive industry, will change the world. Moving toward a longer-term goal, vehicles are on a path to become fully electric, reducing fossil fuel…

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GaN Transistors Unleash Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)

In this episode of PSDtv, originally recorded by Alix Paultre,  CEO Jim Witham takes us through GaN Systems’ booth at electronica 2016, held in Munich, Germany this past November. Mr. Witham describes our latest advances and shows examples of how customers are using our latest GaN transistor products in their power systems. Watch on YouTube…


Fraunhofer ISE Develops Highly Compact, High-Frequency DC/DC Converter for Aviation Applications

This article was originally published in Semiconductor Today. [Pictured above: Fraunhofer ISE’s resonant DC/DC converters, with a switching frequency of 2.5MHz, as a demonstrator for aeronautical applications. ©Fraunhofer ISE] The efficiency of power electronic systems is not solely dependent on electrical efficiency but also on weight (e.g. in mobile systems). When the weight of relevant…


GaN Systems Launches Comprehensive Evaluation Platform for GaN Transistors

Universal motherboard and four daughterboards help power design engineers to easily evaluate the GaN E-HEMT performance in any system design OTTAWA, Ontario, November 4, 2016 – GaN Systems launches a daughterboard style evaluation kit to help power design engineers easily evaluate the GaN E-HEMT performance in any system design, along with a universal motherboard (GS665MB-EVB).…

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Ricardo Discusses Using GaN Transistors in Automotive Systems

The auto industry is poised to begin a shift from silicon chips to smaller and more efficient “wide-bandgap” semiconductors made with gallium nitride, says Karina Morley, Ricardo’s commercial director, Automotive. These advanced chips will be 20%-50% smaller than the silicon semiconductors they replace. That will enable far more compact electronic control modules. Gallium nitride chips…

CE+T Power – The Little Box Challenge Adventure

In this video the CE+T team describes the challenges they confronted and how they used GaN Systems transistors to develop the inverter that won Google and IEEE Little Box Challenge.