600V GaN transistor is 'industry's first' in TO-247 package

17th March 2015
Posted By : Nat Bowers
600V GaN transistor is 'industry's first' in TO-247 package

From APEC 2015, Transphorm has announced that it is now offering engineering samples of its TPH3205WS transistor, the first 600V GaN transistor in an TO-247 package. Offering resistance of 63 mΩ and 34A ratings, the device utilises the company’s Quiet Tab source-tab connection design, which reduces EMI at high dv/dt to enable low switching loss and high-speed operation in power supply and inverter applications.

This device extends Transphorm’s EZ-GaN product portfolio to now support PV inverter designs with power levels ranging from a few 100 Watts (micro-inverters) to several kiloWatts (residential central inverters).

At booth 1317, Transphorm will demonstrate how the TPH3205WS results in ultra-high-efficiency power conversion circuits. One live demo will feature a 2.4kW, bridgeless totem-pole PFC exhibiting near 99% PFC efficiency at 100kHz operation. The totem-pole PFC, when combined with a GaN-based DC/DC conversion stage, enables a greatly simplified 80 PLUS titanium power supply design providing power densities unachievable with Si-based designs.

Another live demo will showcase the TPH3205WS’s superior dynamic on-state resistance. This device continues the company’s achievement in this area with a resistance increase under switching of only 5% at 400V, compared to other competitively rated devices with an almost 90% increase. Additionally, Transphorm will display a static demo of the TPH3205WS used in a 3kW inverter showing test results at 100kHz and a peak efficiency of 98.8% and over 99% at 50kHz.

Over the last several years, GaN semiconductors have emerged as a leading technology enabler for the next wave of compact, energy-efficient power conversion systems - ranging from ultra-small adapters, high-power-density PCs, server and telecomms power supplies, to highly efficient PV inverters and motion control systems.

Primit Parikh, President and Co-founder, Transphorm, comments: “Transphorm’s increased market footprint with this new higher-current GaN product, along with its access to high-quality, high-scale foundry manufacturing, enables us to meet growing demand from global customers."

Engineering samples of the TPH3205WS are available now from stock and production release is scheduled at the end of June.

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