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10th January 2022
12V – 48V 500 W GaN boost converter demonstration

The combination of the Renesas two-phase synchronous GaN boost controller with ultra-efficient eGaN FETs from EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) enables high power density and low-cost DC-DC conversion.

20th December 2021
65A ePower Chipset from Efficient Power Conversion

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) has introduced the ePower Chipset family that integrates 100 V GaN driver and FETs up to 65 A .

3rd November 2021
EPC launches 2 kW, 48 V/12 V DC-DC mild-hybrid cars

The EPC9163 is a two-phase, 48 V – 12 V bidirectional converter that delivers 2 kW with 96.5% efficiency in small solution size for mild-hybrid cars and battery power backup units 

25th October 2021
eGaN FET-based boost converter reduces losses

Based on EPC’s eGaN FET, the EPC9162 is a bi-directional buck or reverse-boost converter for laptop and PC monitor backlighting.

11th June 2021
Radiation-hardened gallium nitride transistors launched

EPC has announced the introduction of a new family of radiation-hardened gallium nitride transistors and integrated circuits. With higher breakdown strength, faster switching speed, higher thermal conductivity and lower on-resistance, power devices based on GaN significantly outperform silicon-based devices.

28th May 2021
Power conversion demo board delivers high power density

EPC has announced the availability of the EPC9149, a 1kW-capable 48V input to 12V output LLC power conversion demo board that operates as a DC transformer with a conversion ratio of 4:1. This demonstration board features the 100V EPC2218 and 40V EPC2024 GaN FETs.

17th May 2021
Scalable DC/DC demo board powered by GaN FETs

EPC announces the availability of the EPC9137, a 1.5kW, two-phase 48 to 12V bidirectional converter that operates with 97% efficiency in a very small footprint. The design of this demo board is scalable; that is, two converters can be paralleled to achieve 3kW or three converters can be paralleled to achieve 4.5kW. The board features four EPC2206 100V eGaN FETs and is controlled by a module that includes the Microchip dsPIC33C...

4th May 2021
Motor drive demonstration powered by gallium nitride

EPC has announced the availability of the EPC9146, a 400W motor drive demonstration. The EPC9146 power board contains three independently controlled half bridge circuits, featuring the EPC2152 monolithic ePower Stage with integrated gate driver, 80V maximum device voltage, 15A (10 ARMS) maximum output current.

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19th April 2021
EPC to showcase high power density eGaN FETs at PCIM

The EPC team has announced that it will be delivering two technical presentations, an educational tutorial, an exhibitor webinar, and participating in panel discussions on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and applications at the upcoming PCIM Europe 2021 Digital Days, May 3rd to 7th. 

29th March 2021
eToF laser driver ICs optimised for augmented reality

EPC has announced the introduction of an eToF laser driver that integrates a 40V, 10A FET with a gate driver and low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) logic level input in a single chip for time-of-flight lidar systems used in robotics, drones, augmented reality, and gaming applications.

17th March 2021
Lidar demonstration boards drive 220A current lasers

Efficient Power Conversion  (EPC) has announced the availability of the EPC9150, a 200V, high current, pulsed-laser diode driver demonstration board. In a lidar system, used to create 3-D maps for autonomous vehicle applications, speed and accuracy of object detection is critical.

8th March 2021
65V eGaN FET enables higher resolution for lidar systems

EPC has announced AEC Q101 qualification of the 65V EPC2219 designed for lidar systems in the automotive industry and other harsh environments.

10th February 2021
Demo board makes GaN as easy to use as silicon

EPC has announced the availability of the EPC9157, a 300 W DC-DC demo board in the tiny 1/16th brick size, measuring just 33x22.9x9mm. The EPC9157 demo board integrates the Renesas ISL81806 80 V dual synchronous buck controller with the latest-generation EPC2218 eGaN FETs from EPC to achieve greater than 95% efficiency for 48V input to 12V regulated output conversion at 25A. 

4th February 2021
GaN for high density servers

The performance of GaN devices in 48V applications extends their use to high performance servers.  

25th January 2021
Project eGaN device lifetime in Phase-12 report

EPC announces its Phase-12 Reliability Report, documenting the strategy used to achieve a remarkable field reliability record. eGaN devices have been in volume production for more than eleven years and have demonstrated very high reliability in over 226 billion hours of operation, most of which are in vehicles, LTE base stations, and satellites, to name just a few applications with rigorous operating conditions.

8th January 2021
DC/DC buck converters for performance eMotorsport

BrightLoop Converters has greatly reduced the size, cost and improved reliability of its latest BB SP DC/DC buck converters thanks to Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s (EPC)  EPC2029 enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) FET transistors.

18th December 2020
eGaN FET for high power density solutions

Efficient Power Conversion has advanced the performance capability of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2055 (3 mΩ, 40 V) eGaN FET. This device is suited for applications with demanding requirements for performance in space-constrained form factors including USB-C batter chargers and ultra-thin point-of-load (POL) converters.

6th November 2020
EPC strengthens European Sales Team

To support the continued adoption of gallium nitride (GaN) FETs and Integrated Circuits in the European market, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) has announced the appointment of Stefan Werkstetter as Director, Sales EMEA.

16th October 2020
eGaN FETs enable DC/DC solutions for ultra-thin, high-density computing

EPC has announced the availability of the eGaN FETs EPC9148 and EPC9153 demonstration boards for 48V DC/DC conversion. The EPC9153 is a 250W, extremely thin, power module using a simple, low-cost synchronous buck configuration delivering a 98.2% peak efficiency with a maximum component height of 6.5mm. 

6th October 2020
Performance versus silicon MOSFETs rises with 100V eGaN FET family

Efficient Power Conversion has advanced the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of EPC2218 and EPC2204 100 V eGaN FETs. The applications for these devices include synchronous rectification, class-D audio, infotainment systems, DC/DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and lidar for autonomous cars, robotics, and drones.

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