Efficient Power Conversion’s New 40V eGaN FET Sports an RDS(ON) of only 3 mΩ
The new semiconductor is aimed at ultra-thin Point-of-Load Converters, USB-C Battery Chargers and other space-constrained applications
Efficient Power Conversion’s (EPC) newly introduced EPC2055 takes up only a scant 3.8 mm2 of board space, yet handles a continuous 29 amps. This makes the high power density unit well suited for high power use cases where only very limited space is available.
The EPC2055. Image Courtesy of EPC
The low-temperature coefficient of GaN and its high electron mobility mean that devices forged in this technology can enjoy very low RDS(ON) values. Its majority carrier diode and lateral device structure provide for zero QRR as well as for very low QG. These attributes combine to engender semiconductors that excel in applications that call for low on-time, high switching speeds and in those instances where on-state losses dominate.
As per Alex Lidow, EPC’s co-founder and CEO, “The EPC2055 is a very good example of the rapid evolution of GaN FET technology. This 40 volt device offers both smaller size and reduced parasitics compared with previous-generation 40 V GaN FETs and at a lower cost; thus, offering designers both improved performance and cost savings.”
Enhanced Mode GaN
EPC makes a wide range of enhancement mode, or normally-off GaN devices. We have previously covered:
- The EPC2215 and EPC2207
- The EPC2218 and EPC2204
- The EPC2059
As well as a very interesting category of radiation-hardened eGaN’s
In addition to a continuous 29 amps drain current at 25℃, the EPC2055 can tolerate 300µs ID pulses of up to 161 amps at that temperature. The 40 volt device can handle up to 10,000 5 ms pulses of 48 volts at a temperature of 150℃
Gate to source voltages can range between -4 and 6 volts, maximum.
|IDSS: Drain-to-Source leakage||VGS = 0V, VDS = 32V||0.01 mA|
|IGSS: Gate-to-Source Forward Leakage||VGS = 5V||0.01 mA|
|IGSS: Gate-to-Source Forward Leakage||VGS = 5V TJ @ 125℃||0.1 mA|
|IGSS: Gate-to-Source Reverse Leakage||VGS = -4V||0.01 mA|
|VGS (TH): Gate Threshold Voltage||VDS = VGS, ID = 7 mA||1.1 volts|
|VSD: Source-Drain Forward Voltage||IS = 0.5 A, VGS = 0 V||1.9 volts|
|CISS: Input Capacitance||
VDS = 20 Volts, VGS = 0 Volts
|CRSS: Reverse Transfer Capacitance||8.8 pF|
|COSS: Output Capacitance||408 pF|
|QG: Total gate Charge||
VDS = 20 Volts, VGS = 5 Volts,ID = 15 Amps
|QOSS: Output Charge||VDS = 20 Volts, VGS = 0 Volts||13 nC|
- Unless otherwise noted, static and dynamic conditions are for 25℃.
- Complete details available from the datasheet.
- DC-DC Converters
- Point-of-Load Converters
- Sync rectification for DC-DC and AC-DC
- Industrial Automation
- 12 to 24 volt motor drives
- LED lighting
- Class D Audio
- USB-C battery chargers
- Ultra-thin POL converters
- The EPC2055’s is available in passivated die form with solder bars. The die size is 2.5 by 1.5mm
- The device operates over a temperature range -40 to +150 ℃
- RoHS 6/6
- Halogen Free
Getting to Market Faster
The is available to assist engineers in the process of evaluating the EPC2055
The EPC90132 development board. Image courtesy of EPC
The unit is configured as a half-bridge with on-board gate drivers. Maximum output is 40 volts and 25 amps.