Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces two new GaN power modules for DC-DC conversion, increasing efficiency across the 48 V to point-of-load power architecture. The EPC9205 is a high-power density PCB-based power module for 48 V – 12 V conversions while the EPC9204 address the 20 V – point-of-load conversion with an ultra-thin profile PCB-based power module.
The EPC9205 is an 80 V, 10 A PCB-based power module featuring the 100 V EPC2045 eGaN FET for “plug and play” evaluation of the high performance gained with gallium nitride power transistors. The devices exceeds 1400 W/in3 per cubic inch in a 48 V – 12 V application, and occupies less than one-tenth of a cubic inch of board space
Applications benefitting from the performance of the EPC9205 include the high-performance servers needed for demanding computing applications such as multi-user gaming systems, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrency mining.
The EPC9204 is a 20 V, 10 A PCB-based power module featuring the 30 V EPC2111 eGaN® IC capable of operating up to 10 MHz. This high frequency capability of the GaN solution reduces the size of the passive components resulting in an ultra-low profile of just 1.2 mm from PCB board.
Applications benefitting from the performance of the EPC9204 include point-of-load power conversion for servers, thin form factor mobile devices, and USB-C.
Quick Start Guides, containing set up procedures, circuit diagrams, performance curves, and bills of material are included with the EPC9204 and EPC9205 for reference and ease of use is provided on-line.
EPC9204 and EPC9205 development boards are priced at $131.25 each and are available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key at http://www.digikey.com/Suppliers/us/Efficient-Power- Conversion.page?lang=en