Energy Efficiency

EPC Publishes First Application-focused Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors Textbook

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. (EPC) announced the publication of a textbook designed to provide power system design engineers basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

"This book will help designers to understand the exceptional benefits of GaN technology and the intricacies of working with GaN transistors in power conversion systems. It will set the stage for a new era in power electronics applications that surpass everything that came before it," noted Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Power Electronics Technology magazine.

This practical guide provides guidance on the use of GaN transistors in widely used power electronics applications, ranging from buck converters to Power over Ethernet. Also included are discussions on fundamental power engineering subjects such as; performance characteristics of GaN transistors, layout considerations for GaN circuits, paralleling GaN transistors and driver IC requirements for GaN transistors. The final chapters address GaN device reliability, their exceptional radiation-resistant characteristics as well as their future in power electronics.

According to Alex Lidow, Efficient Power Conversion CEO and co-author of this book, "Gallium nitride transistors provide a long-awaited displacement technology for MOSFETs, and much has been learned over the past several years about how to apply this new technology. In addition to increasing the efficiency of today’s power conversion systems, GaN transistors open up new applications such as RF envelope tracking and wireless power transmission that are much needed to keep pace with the ever-expanding communications industry and battery operated products. These new applications are enabled by the high frequency switching capability combined with the high voltage and high power capabilities of gallium nitride FETs."

"GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion" is available for $39.95 and can be purchased from the EPC website, Digi-Key or Amazon.

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