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GaN Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that is the first place systems designers go to realize all the benefits of gallium nitride in their power conversion and control applications.

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12th January 2021
New half-bridge daughter cards feature GaN FET drivers

GaN Systems has announced the release of two 650V half-bridge daughter cards (30A and 60A), which provide an ultra-versatile platform to evaluate GaN drivers and transistors. The evaluation cards are available in two power levels, up to 3kW (GS-EVB-HB-66508B-RN) and up to 6kW (GS-EVB-HB-66516T-RN) and include the Renesas RAA226110 low-side GaN FET driver.

11th January 2021
Gaining the GaN advantage is easier than ever

The increasing popularity of GaN solutions in power electronics has prompted many companies to rethink the way they build their power systems. In the last few years, GaN has proven to be reliable and pushing the boundaries in smaller, lighter, and more efficient power systems in data centers, automobiles, consumer electronics, renewable energy systems, and factories.

7th January 2021
GaN Systems Cup 2020 winners announced at awards ceremony

GaN Systems has announced the winners of the sixth annual 'GaN Systems Cup' China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition at an awards ceremony at the CPSS Conference on 21st December, 2020. The competition challenges top engineering teams from China’s universities to design new or improved power electronics systems using GaN power transistors. Six engineering teams were awarded for their GaN-based ...

17th December 2020
Fast charger reaches new levels with GaN Systems transistors

GaN chargers are now the norm. GaN Systems has announced that the Philips SPS2316G/93, a 2C1A 65W GaN charger, features GaN Systems power transistors. This novel charger includes three AC outlets and three USB ports eliminating the need for multiple chargers. 

16th December 2020
Half-bridge designs increase output power more than 30%

GaN Systems has announced the launch of its next generation Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS3) platform for use with its GaN E-HEMTs in high power, high efficiency automotive, data centre, and industrial applications. 

9th December 2020
The 2021 predictions in power electronics

As 2020 comes to a close, we will undoubtedly look back on the past twelve months as a time in which disruption was the hallmark. Amid the unprecedented socioeconomic upheaval brought about by COVID-19, organisations have had to pivot and strategise, adapt and change in new ways - in a far more agile manner than at any time in history.

3rd December 2020
Duo release 100V high speed, half bridge evaluation board

GaN Systems has announced a new 100V High-Speed, Half-Bridge Evaluation Board (GS-EVB-HB-61008P-ON) in collaboration with ON Semiconductor. Available now through distribution partners, this high performance solution is developed for existing and new PCB designs and allows power electronics designers to easily evaluate GaN for growing 48V market applications, including non-isolated step-down converters, non-isolated step-u...

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20th November 2020
Finalists to compete in live final of ‘GaN Systems Cup’

Now in its sixth year, the ‘GaN Systems Cup’ China Power Supply Society Design (CPSS) Competition has spurred excitement and innovation in the power electronics industry. Fourteen teams have been selected to move on to the final round from the 35 teams that entered the competition in April. The competition finals and awards ceremony will be held in December 2020.

19th November 2020
Expanding market with GaN power module evaluation kits

GaN Systems has announced the availability of four new integrated power module evaluation kits: 100V Driver GaN DC/DC Power Stage Module, 650V 150A Half-Bridge IPM, 650V 150A Full-Bridge Module and Driver, and 650V 300A 3-Phase Module and Driver.

20th October 2020
GaN Systems launches first product for automotive market

GaN Systems has announced the release and availability of the first product in a family of new 650V, 60A transistors for the automotive market. The GS-065-060-5-T-A is designed to meet automotive reliability standards including AEC-Q101 qualification and GaN Systems’ AutoQual+ testing and qualification. AutoQual+ is an enhanced AEC-Q test sequence based on the company’s collaboration with automotive partners t...

21st September 2020
GaN Systems surpasses toughest reliability requirements

Are GaN (Gallium Nitride) power transistors proven and reliable? GaN Systems has released its whitepaper showing that GaN is reliable, with GaN Systems devices surpassing the criteria of both JEDEC and AEC-Q101 test specifications. The whitepaper, 'Qualification and Reliability of GaN Power Semiconductors: A Collaborative Approach with Partners and Customers' provides an overview of an enhanced qualification strategy and processes that ...

4th August 2020
New reference design announced for high power QR charger

GaN Systems has announced a new reference design for a high power density 65W QR (quasi-resonant) charger targeted for the consumer electronics market, including mobile phone and laptop computer applications. The reference design comprises of an operating charger and design documentation - providing a complete and simple to implement solution that assists customers in accelerating product development, roll out, and commer...

29th July 2020
High performance audio demand with series of amplifiers

GaN Systems has published the company’s latest technical manual titled: '12V High-Efficiency Audio Reference Designs using GaN Power Transistors'. The technical manual was developed in response to the well-received launch of GaN Systems Class-D audio amplifier evaluation kit in May 2020 and from growing customer interest for designs in the 12V market for automotive, marine, powersports, and other applications from power syste...

21st July 2020
Bringing power electronics to the road track and skies

GaN Systems and BrightLoop Converters, a French power electronics company, have announced their strategic partnership to develop the latest AC/DC and DC/DC Converter products for electric motorsport and aerospace applications. Leveraging GaN Systems’ 650V GaN transistors, BrightLoop produces a range of converters that are smaller, lighter, and more efficient than currently available in the market.

30th June 2020
GaN Systems shows why GaN is a game changer at PCIM 2020

GaN Systems has announced its participation at PCIM Europe Digital Days, taking place 7th–8th July, 2020. CEO Jim Witham will participate in two panel sessions, 'GaN Devices - The Game-Changers' and 'Power GaN: Past-Present-Future', illustrating how GaN power semiconductors are becoming the fundamental building block in power electronics.

1st June 2020
Gartner dubs GaN Systems a Cool Vendor

GaN Systems has announced the company has been recognised as a Cool Vendor in the May 2020 Cool Vendors in Technology Innovation Through Power and Energy Electronics report by Gartner, (Gartner subscription required).

18th May 2020
GaN Systems releases Class-D amplifier and companion SMPS

GaN Systems has announced the debut and availability of a new amplifier evaluation kit for high sound quality Class-D audio systems. The evaluation kit includes a two channel, 200W per channel (8 ohm) Class-D amplifier and companion 400W, continuous power audio-grade SMPS.

8th April 2020
Online experience showcase launched for power electronics

GaN Systems has launched its Virtual Experience site displaying the latest technology innovations that are using GaN transistors as a cornerstone technology for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics systems.

26th February 2020
New transistor products to be showcased at APEC 2020

GaN Systems will showcase how its 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 the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) Booth 1147 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 15th-19th March, 2020.

21st January 2020
Siemens to achieve performance with GaN Systems power transistors

  GaN Systems has announced that Siemens is integrating part of its Simatic Micro-Drive product line with GaN Systems power semiconductors. With the integration of GaN Systems power transistors, this Siemens product line features standards and benefiting customers by power density, efficiency and robustness.

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