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Dev't board features 100V eGaN FETs with 35A max output

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Efficient Power Conversion? eGaN FET? development board? motor drive?

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. (EPC) has unveiled the EPC9013 development board that incorporates the 100V EPC2001 enhancement mode (eGaN) field effect transistor (FET) operating up to a 35A maximum output current in Buck mode using a four half-bridge configuration in parallel and a single onboard gate drive. According to the firm, this design improves output power without sacrificing efficiency.

The EPC9013 development board is 2 x 2in with eight EPC2001 eGaN FETs in conjunction with the Texas Instruments LM5113 gate driver. The development board can be operated as a buck, boost, or bidirectional, as well as a half bridge for motor drives and isolated converter applications. Its parallel configuration is recommended for high current applications. The PCB layout is designed for optimal switching performance, added EPC. There are various probe points to facilitate simple waveform measurement and easily evaluate the eGaN FETs.

This development board simplifies the evaluation process of the EPC2001 eGaN FET for high current operation by including all the critical components on a single board that can be simply connected into any existing converter, the company added.

A Quick Start Guide containing set up procedures, circuit diagram, performance curves and a BOM is included with the EPC9013 demo board for reference and ease of use.

EPC9013 development boards are priced at $150 each and are available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key.

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