In ipXchange’s next interview from PCIM, we talk to Philip from Transphorm, who were exhibiting as part of the HY-LINE stand. So, what does Transphorm do? Gallium nitride, with best-in-class reliability at <0.05% failures per billion hours!
Not only that, Transphorm’s expertise and integrated organisation – with design and manufacturing under their direct control – means that they are capable of producing GaN for any application from 45 W to 50 kW. This covers the full range from low-power consumer devices all the way to industrial and datacentre power supplies. Even GaN-powered mission-critical aerospace applications are possible thanks to the incredible reliability of Transphorm’s solution. Truly, this is a manufacturer to go to for the full range of GaN power levels, even in applications that are usually reserved for silicon carbide.
Philip also talks us through Transphorm’s efforts at easing the transition to GaN through plug-and-play GaN SiPs and drop-in replacements for competing eMode technology, with higher performance and lower RDS(On). Perhaps most astonishing is that Transphorm produces GaN devices in the familiar 3-lead TO-247 package used by many MOSFETs, and, to Philip’s knowledge, they are the only GaN supplier to do so. With all these options to ease integration, it looks like Transphorm’s standing in the competitive world of GaN might be one of the better options for experienced power engineers who are looking to make the switch to a more efficient technology.
Transphorm produces several evaluation platforms for their devices, each in the form of familiar power supply architectures where the performance of their GaN can be easily tested for your application. ipXchange has summarised four of these evaluation platforms here, so head over to learn more, and if you want to evaluate the technology for your own commercial project, fill in the form, and ipXchange will put you in touch.