MinDCet Unveils a New High-End 100V GaN Gate Driver Evaluation KitDecember 17, 2020 by Hailey Stewart
This article highlights MinDCet GaN-based Half-Bridge Evaluation kit (MDC901-EVKHB), based on the MinDCet MDC901 GaN gate driver and two GaN Systems GS61008P.
LEUVEN, BELGIUM - MinDCet, a leading power semiconductor design house, announces the introduction of the next generation GaN-based Half-Bridge Evaluation kit (MDC901-EVKHB), based on the MinDCet MDC901 GaN gate driver and two GaN Systems GS61008P (E-mode GaN HEMTs).
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This high-end and high-performance solution is developed to allow power electronics designers to easily design-in GaN for 48V market applications, including step-down converters, boost converters, and class D audio applications.
The space technology-based MDC901 is a non-isolated 200V GaN gate driver with unprecedented gate drive strength exceeding 9 A, true floating programmable regulators, integrated charge pump, bootstrap diodes and extensive diagnostics. It is ideally suited for high-performance and high-reliability applications, where application diagnostics and GaN lifetime are key.
The MDC901-EVKHB evaluation kit features a 100V input step-down converter providing up to 30A of output current. The complete and compact power stage consists of the MDC901 in combination with two GS61008P E-mode GaN HEMTs. The evaluation board allows control of all MDC901 control IO’s (internal/external dead-time control, programmable dead-time and programmable gate voltage), as well as verification of all diagnostic outputs (undervoltage detection, gate drive monitoring and temperature sensing)
The evaluation kit contains all hardware to reliably connect the board to an external power source, as well as the required fan, heat sink, wiring and connectors to guarantee measurements under safe conditions. The evaluation kit is supported by GaN Systems and available for purchase through MinDCet.
Leveraging extensive expertise in high-voltage and power ASIC design, we deliver tailored integrated circuits. Our solutions encompass the full development spectrum, working closely with our clients from conceptualization through to the low-to-medium volume production stage, backed by in-house production testing facilities and pre-production testing capabilities. The high quality development standards are affirmed in MinDCet’s ISO9001 certification.