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Date: 10-04-13

Development board based on EPC's eGaN FETs

EPC has made available of its new development board, EPC9005 built using enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). EPC9005 development board has two 40 V EPC2014 eGaN FETs with a 7 A maximum output current using a gate driver optimized for GaN devices, the LM5113 from Texas Instruments. The LM5113 used on this board is packaged in a 2x2 BGA package allowing for a very compact power stage with the driver and two eGaN FETs. The EPC2014 is designed for use in applications such as high-speed DC-DC power supplies, point-of-load converters, wireless charging, and high frequency circuits.

The EPC9005 simplifies the evaluation process of eGaN FETs by including all the critical components on single 2” x 1.5” boards that can be easily connected into any existing converter. In addition, there are various probe points on the board to facilitate simple waveform measurement and efficiency calculation. A Quick Start Guide is included with the development board for reference and ease of use.

EPC9005 is priced at $99.18 and, like all EPC products, is available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key at http://digikey.com/Suppliers/us/Efficient-Power-Conversion.page?lang=en

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