EPC Introduces 300V GaN Power Transistors For High Frequency Use
2ns rise times suit high frequency DC-DC converters and medical diagnostic instruments
EPC has announced the EPC2025, a 300V power transistor for use in applications requiring high frequency switching in order to achieve higher efficiency and power density. Applications include ultra-high frequency DC-DC converters, medical diagnostic equipment, power inverters, and LED lighting.
"As end-systems increasingly require smaller size DC-DC power converters, especially those used in portable equipment, the demand for corresponding higher speed switching power converters is increasing. The EPC2025 allows power designers to increase the switching frequency of their power conversion systems for increased efficiency and smaller footprint," said Alex Lidow, EPC's co-founder and CEO.
The EPC2025 has a voltage rating of 300V and maximum RDS(on) of 150mÎ© with a 4A output. It is available in passivated die form with solder bars for efficient heat dissipation and ease of assembly. The EPC2025 measures 1.95 mm x 1.95 mm for increased power density.
The EPC9042 development board is a 300 V maximum device voltage, half bridge with onboard gate driver, featuring the EPC2025, onboard gate drive supply and bypass capacitors. This 2in x 1.5in board has been laid out for optimal switching performance and contains all critical components for easy evaluation of the 300 V EPC2025 eGaN FET.