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GaN Systems Releases Highest Power Density 3kW LLC Reference Design for Power Applications

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 4, 2021 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today introduced a new reference design for a high density, high efficiency GaN-based 3kW LLC Resonant Converter (GS-EVB-LLC-3KW-GS) aimed to reduce design cycles, costs, and time to market for companies developing data center, telecom, and industrial switching mode power supply (SMPS) applications. 

The full-bridge LLC resonant converter design, integrating GaN Systems’ 650 V E-mode transistors, exceeds the 80 PLUS Titanium standard for power supply units, achieving high power density (AC/DC PSU) above 100W/inch3 and high efficiency of more than 96 percent.

Key benefits and features of the 3kW LLC include:

  • High density: up to 146W/inch3  (including air-forced cooling)
  • High efficiency: Peak efficiency > 98%
  • Small size:  <30mm height and meets low profile 1U datacenter form factor
  • High switching frequency with maximum up to 450 KHz
  • Current, short circuit, and over voltage system protections

 In the data center, power density and efficiency metrics are becoming more significant with demands to deliver more power in a smaller footprint and new regulatory policies, including European Union’s “Lot 9” 2023, which focuses on data center infrastructure as related to power supply and energy efficiency requirements. The industry has also been shifting from a “Dollar per Watt” to “Dollar per Density” value where density is a measure of size and power of the power supply. Smaller power supplies using GaN allow for more storage and memory to be added into the same rack space allowing for data center capacity growth without having to build more data centers.

Technical and design information can be found here. The reference design is now available for purchase through GaN Systems distributors.

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 About GaN Systems

GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the most extensive transistors portfolio that uniquely addresses the needs of today’s most demanding industries, including consumer electronics, data center servers, and power supplies, renewable energy systems, industrial motors, and automotive electronics. As an industry-leading innovator, GaN Systems makes possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. The company’s award-winning products provide system design opportunities free from the limitations of yesterday’s silicon. By changing the transistor performance rules, GaN Systems enables power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world. 

For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and scan this QR code for our WeChat.

 

Key Takeaways
  • GaN Systems introduced a high density, high efficiency GaN-based 3kW LLC Resonant Converter reference design.
  • Design is aimed to reduce design cycles, costs, and time to market for companies developing data center, telecom, and industrial SMPS applications.
  • The full-bridge LLC resonant converter design, integrating GaN Systems’ 650 V E-mode transistors, exceeds the 80 PLUS Titanium standard for power supply units.
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