GaN Systems demonstrates wireless power transfer and commercial power systems

OTTAWA, Ontario – At the upcoming 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), in Tampa, Florida, visitors will see state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in action. From March 27-29, in Booth #1501, GaN Systems will conduct live demonstrations of commercial systems that use GaN transistors in wireless power transfer and power module applications. The company will also showcase customer-built, commercial systems that use GaN transistors to power a diverse range of applications, including DC/DC converters, energy storage systems, EV traction inverters, and more.

The new systems enabled by GaN transistors include:
• A 150 W transmitter wirelessly powering an airborne drone in real-time, operating at 13.56 MHz
• A 5 to 10 kW half-bridge power block. Eight paralleled GaN transistors and a matching driver card, forming a complete building block for high power systems
• A detailed head-to-head comparison that shows how GaN outperforms SiC
• A best-in-class, AirFuel-compliant wireless transmitting platform capable of charging multiple phones, pads, and laptops, scalable and adaptable for use in toolboxes, factory robots and more
• An ultra-small, highly integrated 1 MHz LED driver, constructed using a GaN-enabled architecture
• A 10 kW, 3-phase solar inverter over 100 times smaller than silicon-based designs
• A 99% efficient, 3 kW PFC reference design
• Demonstration boards from some of our leading semiconductor partners – Analog Devices, Linear Technology and Peregrine Semiconductor
• A 48 V DC-DC demonstrator that shows outstanding efficiency, and is ideal for automotive and datacenter applications
• A 3-phase motor controller that operates at optimal efficiency
• A universal motherboard and daughterboard platform for easily evaluating GaN transistor performance in any half-bridge-based topology
• GaN-based motor drives for various applications ranging from 1.5 kW to 30 kW

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