Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Introduces Industry-Leading Second Generation 200 Volt Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN®) Power Transistor



Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the introduction of the EPC2010 as the newest member of EPC's second-generation enhanced performance eGaN field effect transistor (FET) family. The EPC2010 is environmentally friendly, being both lead-free and RoHS-compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). The EPC2010 FET is a 200 VDS device with a maximum RDS(ON) of 25 milliohms with 5 V applied to the gate. This eGaN FET provides significant performance advantages over the first-generation EPC1010 eGaN device. The EPC2010 has an increased pulsed current rating of 60 A (compared with 40 A for the EPC1010), improved RDS(ON) at very low gate voltages, and lower capacitance. Compared to a state-of-the-art silicon power MOSFET with similar on-resistance, the EPC2010 is smaller and has many times superior switching performance. Applications that benefit from eGaN FET performance include high-speed DC-DC power supplies, point-of-load converters, class D audio amplifiers, hard-switched and high frequency circuits. "EPC was the first company to make gallium nitride power FETs commercially available. With our second-generation of products, we are now raising the bar for the performance of gallium nitride FETs. In addition, our new generation of eGaN products are the first gallium nitride FETs to be offered as lead-free and RoHS-compliant," said Alex Lidow, co-founder and CEO. In 1k piece quantities, the EPC2010 is priced at $5.06 and is immediately available through Digi-Key Corporation Design Support" target="_blank">digikey.com/Suppliers/us/Efficient-Power-Conversion.page?lang=enDesign Support A development board, the EPC9003, is available to demonstrate the performance of the EPC2010 and to expedite design-in efforts. epc-co.com/epc/documents/datasheets/EPC2010_datasheet_final.pdf An application note detailing the performance improvements of the EPC2010 eGaN can be found at epc-co.com/epc/documents/product-training/Characteristics_of_Second_Generation_eGaN_FETs.pdf About EPC EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC is the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as servers, netbooks, notebooks, LED lighting, cell phones, base stations, micro-inverters, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. Visit our web site: www.epc-co.com.