Electrical power conversion plays a key role in the electronic devices that we use in our daily lives. GaN technology provides a way to make power converters more efficient and more highly integrated, boosting the adoption of sustainable energy, promoting smarter energy usage and ushering in smarter and faster charging solutions.
The size and efficiency of today’s converters are limited by the transistor, the heart of power conversion. Silicon-based power transistors experience performance drops such as switching losses when commutation frequencies increase. This limits the options for converter designers working to create advanced circuit architectures for use across all power ranges.
With GaN, innovative converter designs with fewer passive components can be utilized. New converters can be built with higher efficiency, smaller size and a reduced bill of materials to economically address new applications.