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GaN Enables Efficient, Cost-effective 800V EV Traction Inverters

2020-07-01T17:03:35-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, GaN Systems|

For EVs, the semiconductors used in traction inverters have a significant impact on efficiency, power density, and cooling requirements. The three-phase AC motors used in today’s EVs run at voltages up to 1,000V and switching frequencies up to 20 kHz. This is very close to the operational limits of the silicon-based metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect

Q&A: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Poised to Make a Splash

2020-07-01T16:48:48-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, GaN Systems|

With silicon nearing its physical limits, electronics manufacturers are turning to non-traditional semiconducting materials, notably wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. Some are adopting these technologies to hit cost and performance targets that otherwise can’t be reached, and while others seek to differentiate their products from their competitors’. Larry Spaziani, vice president of sales and marketing at

White Paper: See, Feel, and Hear the Difference with GaN Class-D Amplifier and Companion SMPS

2020-06-11T15:10:17-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, GaN Systems, White Paper|

As engineers within the design community read and learn about new products and topologies, they become skeptical about the promises for improved operating characteristics. The promise of a step-function improvement with GaN in audio systems could be classified as one of these scenarios. However, with the GaN Systems Stereo Class-D Amplifier system solution,

PowerUp Expo

2020-06-04T14:38:29-05:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Analog Devices, Events, Featured, GaN Systems, Microchip, Vincotech, Wolfspeed|

Join Richardson RFPD at PowerUp Expo, a virtual conference and exhibition focusing on power electronics. Richardson RFPD will be highlighting the latest GaN and SiC evaluation platforms and reference designs from industry-leading suppliers Analog Devices, GaN Systems, Microchip, Wolfspeed, Vincotech and more to help speed your time to market integrating these innovative technologies. Visit

eBook: Next Generation Smart Home That’s Available to Everyone

2020-05-30T13:38:20-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: eBook, Featured, GaN Systems|

RETHINKING ‘WHAT’S SMART’ This eBook explores how technology is framed through the lens of social, environmental, and economic trends. The rise of 5G takes on the role of providing increased high speed Internet access to greater numbers of people to drive connections between homes and communities, as well as to the networks of devices

The Year of the GaN Adapter and 5G’s Dirty Little Secret

2020-05-11T11:44:43-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, GaN Systems, News|

eeDesignIt interviews Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems GaN is changing the way we power things, and that’s becoming increasingly evident whether you look at consumer, automotive, 5G, or industrial power applications. Take 5G — It’s high bandwidth and low latency. From the consumer standpoint, that means fast video downloads with no lag.

GaN Systems Virtual Experience

2020-04-19T11:53:25-05:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Events, Featured, GaN Systems|

Virtually Explore How GaN is Leading the Power Electronics Revolution Discover the latest technology innovations that are using GaN transistors as a cornerstone technology for smaller, lighter, and more efficient power electronics systems. VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE With event cancellations and postponements, GaN Systems’ Virtual Experience will be ongoing, and is

GaN Systems Circuit Simulation Tools

2020-04-04T17:33:12-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Featured, GaN Systems|

Design power systems that are smaller size, less weight, lower power loss and reduced system cost The GaN Systems Circuit Simulation Tool allows you to compare application conditions by implementing specific operating values. Choose various source and load parameters, number of devices to parallel, heat sink parameters etc. Live simulated operating and switching waveforms

GaN Systems Webinar: Registration is Open!

2020-03-24T14:19:42-05:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Events, Featured, GaN Systems, Webinar|

WEBINAR: April 7th 20209am PDT | 5pm GMT | 6pm CET The webinar compares GaN E-HEMT with Silicon and SiC MOSFETs in a Power Supply Unit (PSU) with Bridgeless Totem Pole PFC and LLC resonant converter topologies. The presentation concludes that GaN E-HEMT solutions provide higher efficiency than SiC and 40% higher power density than