EPC to Offer Gallium Nitride Experts at Virtual CES Event
January 5, 2021
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) today announced it plans to demonstrate the power of its eGaN technology during next week’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company said its technology helps boost performance in consumer applications such as self-driving cars, eMobility, drones, robots, and 48-volt power conversion.
EPC develops enhancement-mode gallium nitride-based power management devices, with the company the first to introduce eGaN field-effect transistors (FETs) as power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote sensing technology (lidar), and class-D audio amplifiers. EPC said its performance is many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs, and it has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even more space, energy, and cost-efficiency.
The company gave examples of how its technology can affect different applications, including:
- Self-driving cars: Time of flight systems used for autonomous mobile robotics and last-mile delivery robots utilize lidar, and GaN enables these laster-based systems to see farther, faster, and with higher resolution.
- eMobility: The growth of scooters and e-bikes has opened new markets for chargers and compact motor drives, EPC said. eGaN FETs and integrated circuits are ideal for these applications due to their efficiency, small size, and affordability.
- Drones and robotics: In these applications, GaN components contribute to smaller and lighter motors, higher resolution time of flight, higher efficiency 48-volt power conversion for longer battery life, and wireless power for increased operation, EPC said.
The company is scheduling private appointments for registered CES attendees through this request page.