September 2017
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In Sensors Online, Mat Dirjish reports on how GaN is making inroads in electronic systems, and why GaN is an excellent choice for sensor applications. The article includes an interview with GaN Systems' CEO Jim Witham.
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August 2017
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From the Ottawa Business Journal: Kanata company’s next-generation semiconductor technology attracts multimillion-dollar injection of equity led by German automaker
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June 2017
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See how GaN E-HEMTs offer significant improvements in power conversion efficiency...especially at higher frequencies.
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May 2017
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To be successful, parallel operation depends on the designer’s ability to deal with parasitic elements within the GaN devices as well as those associated with interfacing circuits.
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April 2017
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Forbes contributor Peter Kelly-Detwiler reports on how sonnen energy storage systems - enabled by GaN transistors - is impacting the procurement, storage and sale of residential electricity.
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April 2017
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An interview with the CEO of GaN Systems, Jim Witham about the use of GaN technology in the power industry.
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November 2016
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Power Electronics Europe reports on the recent advances in gallium nitride transistors, the inroads made across various market segments and the outlook for further adoption.
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November 2016
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Power Electronics Europe editor, Achim Scharf, reflects on electronica 2016 and the impact of electronics, and GaN transistors, on automotive systems.
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November 2016
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AT&S compares ECP versus conventional IC packages and conventional circuit board assembly. Results show ECP helps miniaturization due to higher integration, improved reliability, and excellent thermal performance.
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November 2016
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For datacenter and base station applications, this article compares the efficiency of 100 V GaN transistors to that of the latest generation MOSFETs with design details and test results.
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November 2016
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Fraunhofer has developed a resonant DC/DC converter using GaN transistors designed especially for applications in aviation, where compatibility between the economic and ecological challenges plays a major role.
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October 2016
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In this article, published by EDN's Steve Taranovich and selected as one of EDN's Hot 100 Products of 2016, Silicon Labs Si827x ISOdrivers and GaN Systems' GS66508B-EVBHB evaluation board provide power system designers with an indispensable tool for continually improving the performance of their power supply products.
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October 2016
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Customer Pi Innovo describes their experience using GaN transistors in 12V to 300V electric and hybrid vehicle BLDC motor controller applications.
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October 2016
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GaN transistors exhibit exceptional paralleling capabilities. App Note GN004 is a practical guide to paralleling and layout considerations when designing in high speed GaN HEMT devices. The Note also provides a design example of a 4x paralleled GaN E-HEMT half bridge power stage.
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September 2016
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This article from Heyday Integrated Circuits published in Powerelectronics.com describes recent advances in drivers that allow power supply design engineers to take full advantage of GaN’s benefits.
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September 2016
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In this PSDcast Tony Astley, Director EMEA Sales Operations for GaN Systems, talks about the future of the GaN marketplace. Between the unstable nature of adoption of a disruptive technology to the more real-world issues of consolidation in the semiconductor industry, the GaN space is facing several challenges as well as opportunities as it matures.
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September 2016
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Kanata North [Ottawa, Cananda] remains on the cutting edge when it comes to the next generation of semiconductor technologies.
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September 2016
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This webinar sponsored by Keysight Technologies and given by Dr. Ingmar Kallfass provides a new workflow for projects that include modeling and characterization of components and devices such as GaN transistors, electro-thermal co-simulation, and integration of GaN into power electronic circuits.
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September 2016
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Published in Power Systems Design, Virginia Tech's team describes how they used GaN transistors to achieve record power density levels. Their design took 3rd place in Google's Little Box Challenge.
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July 2016
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GaN transistors are here, they're now and they're proliferating. We ask, “Is driver/FET integration in the future of GaN?” The answer: Yes…and No! GaN Systems' Larry Spaziani explains why in this opinion piece originally published in Power Systems Design.
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June 2016
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100 V GaN transistors are now used in HEV stop-start systems. This article from SAE discusses advances in battery technologies used to power these vehicles.
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June 2016
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Greg Evans’ guest editorial in Bodo’s Power Systems discusses the inroads and progress of GaN technology on display at PCIM 2016. He touches on developments in a variety of areas such as qualification testing, volume production, technology adoption, topologies, drivers, packaging, and cost.
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June 2016
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This Power Systems Design article shows that eGaN FETs can dramatically reduce loss due to dead-time in synchronous rectifiers above and beyond the benefits of low RDS(on) and charge.
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June 2016
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For designers using or considering using GaN in PV applications, this primer published by Solar Choice discusses AC vs DC battery storage systems.
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March 2016
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Charles Morris from Charged Electric Vehicles reports on the collaboration between HELLA, GaN Systems and Kettering University to develop an industry-leading EV charger. Using GaN transistors, they developed a charger prototype that produced an unprecedented 2.6 kW/l with greater than 97% efficiency.
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March 2016
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EDN describes how GaN is outperforming silicon in power management applications. This article describes how GaN transistors enabled CE+T to design the tour de force inverter that won Google’s Little Box Challenge. Their inverter produced a power density of 143 W/cubic inch in 14 cubic inches, outperforming the Little Box Challenge power density goal by nearly a factor of 3, which, according to Google, “is 10 times more compact than commercially available inverters.”
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March 2016
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This brief article published by Green Energy Storage projects the total MW capacity of battery energy storage systems by application type.
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May 2016
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By re-designing IGBT and MOSFET solutions with GaN-based FETs, DRS optimized vehicle inverter performance, increased switching frequency by a factor of four, reduced size and weight, while achieving 98.5% efficiency.
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May 2016
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ReVision Energy discusses the practical and economic aspects to consider when thinking about using solar electric panels for charging electric vehicles. Benefits, limitations and economics are weighed
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