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Newly Enhanced LTSpice Model Simplifies Designing with GaN

Engineers gain a head-start and design accuracy OTTAWA, Ontario, August 15, 2017 – Power system design engineers want to be fast, accurate and confident with their simulated designs prior to building hardware. Achieving these goals with GaN designs has become easier with GaN Systems’ new set of LTSpice models. Increasing efficiency and power density requires…

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BMW i Ventures Leads Strategic Investment in GaN Systems

Mountain View – July 18, 2017 – GaN Systems, the world’s leading provider of GaN power transistors, announced the closing of an investment round led by BMW’s investment arm, BMW i Ventures. Consistent with its investment strategy, BMW i Ventures recognizes that GaN Systems’ products maximize the efficiency of electronic systems while dramatically reducing size,…

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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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GaN at PCIM 2017: Customers Smashing Power Density Records Using GaN Systems’ Transistors

The above photo was provided by 3NERGY. From 70 W to 70 kW, customers continue to make giant steps in size reduction OTTAWA, Ontario, May 10, 2017 – Everybody knows GaN can increase efficiency and reduce size. However, seeing is believing. By replacing legacy MOSFETs with gallium nitride (GaN) transistors, GaN Systems’ customers improve system…

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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…