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1 October 2019

EPC launches third edition of GaN textbook with power conversion applications focus

Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA – which makes enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) for power management applications – has announced publication of the third edition of ‘GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion’, a textbook written by power conversion industry experts and published by John Wiley and Sons (available at amazon.com).

The textbook is designed to provide power system design engineering students, as well as practicing engineers, basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient power conversion systems using gallium nitride-based transistors.

The third edition has been substantially expanded to keep students and practicing power conversion engineers ahead of the learning curve in GaN technology advancements and emerging applications. The book serves as a practical guide for understanding basic GaN transistor construction, characteristics, and a wide range of applications. Included are:

  • discussions on the fundamental physics of these power semiconductors;
  • practical guidance on layout and other circuit design considerations;
  • application examples employing GaN including LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, DC-DC power conversion, RF envelope tracking used in 5G communication networks, wireless power, class-D audio and high-radiation environments.

The book offers “a comprehensive view, from device physics, characteristics and modeling to device and circuit layout considerations and gate drive design, with design considerations for both hard switching and soft switching,” comments Dr Fred C. Lee, director of the Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech. “Additionally, it further illustrates the utilization of GaN in a wide range of emerging applications.”

All four authors have doctorates in scientific disciplines and are widely recognized published authors. They are pioneers in the emerging GaN transistor technology, with Dr Alex Lidow concentrating on transistor process design and Drs Michael DeRooij, Johan Strydom, David Reusch and John Glaser focusing on power transistor applications.

See related items:

Second edition of "GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion" published

EPC publishes first application-focused GaN transistors textbook

Tags: EPC E-mode GaN FETs GaN-on-Si Power electronics

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