Navitas COO/CTO Presents GaN Power Integration Workshop at PowerAmerica 2022

Navitas COO/CTO Presents GaN Power Integration Workshop at PowerAmerica 2022

Navitas Semiconductor, an industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuits (ICs), announced that Dan Kinzer, COO/CTO, and co-founder, will present “Advancing GaN Power Integration: Efficiency, Reliability & Autonomy” at PowerAmerica’s 2022 Wide Band-gap (WBG) Summer Workshop.

Mr. Kinzer, a respected power-semiconductor-technology leader for several decades, will present on 2nd August at 1 pm eastern time. The 75-minute tutorial includes GaN device fundamentals and Navitas’ proprietary AllGaN process design kit (PDK), before detailing practical applications, and the benefits of integrating GaN power with drive, plus control, sensing, and protection, to enable the highest power-density, efficiency, and reliability.

Established in 2014, PowerAmerica brings together the brightest minds and leading innovators in the world of WBG semiconductors. As a member of PowerAmerica, Navitas provides technical and material input for initiatives to help companies using power semiconductors to upgrade beyond legacy silicon. In return, Navitas has access to resources and relationships contributing to business growth. The tutorial workshop is being held in conjunction with PowerAmerica’s 2022 Annual Meeting.

GaN is a next-generation, WBG technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power, 40% energy savings and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. NavitasGaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology integrate GaN power and drive plus sensing, protection, and control to deliver simple, small, fast, and efficient power conversion performance.

“GaNSense technology is optimized for revolutionary high-speed, soft-switching topologies such as totem-pole PFC, asymmetric half-bridge, and active-clamp flyback,” noted Mr, Kinzer. “Loss-less current-sensing delivers the efficiency boost, and 6x faster fault-detection – with ‘detect-to-protect’ in only 30 nanoseconds – means that systems can now be made as reliable as the GaN power ICs themselves.”

Over 50,000,000 GaN ICs have shipped to mobile and consumer customers including Samsung, Dell, Xiaomi, Lenovo, OPPO, Amazon, LG, and Belkin, and GaNFast ICs are now available with a 20-year limited warranty - a critical accelerator for GaN’s adoption into the high-reliability data center, solar and EV markets.

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