Gallium Nitride-enabled High Frequency and High Efficiency Power Conversion

by Gaudenzio Meneghesso, Matteo Meneghini & Enrico Zanoni
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Integrated Circuits and Systems

Publication Date: May 15, 2018

ISBN: 9783319779942

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This book demonstrates to readers why Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors have a superior performance as compared to the already mature Silicon technology. The new GaN-based transistors here described enable both high frequency and high efficiency power conversion, leading to smaller and more efficient power systems. Coverage includes i) GaN substrates and device physics; ii) innovative GaN -transistors structure (lateral and vertical); iii) reliability and robustness of GaN-power transistors; iv) impact of parasitic on GaN based power conversion, v) new power converter architectures and vi) GaN in switched mode power conversion.

  • Provides single-source reference to Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based technologies, from the material level to circuit level, both for power conversions architectures and switched mode power amplifiers;

  • Demonstrates how GaN is a superior technology for switching devices, enabling both high frequency, high efficiency and lower cost power conversion;

  • Enables design of smaller, cheaper and more efficient power supplies.