GaN Systems adds 60A Island Technology automotive-grade transistor

Automotive-grade 650V transistors from GaN Systems now include the GS-065-060-5-B-A. This bottom-side cooled transistor has been developed for high power electric vehicle applications such as onboard chargers, traction inverters, and DC/DC converters.

The high frequency properties of GaN, combined with GaN Systems’ proprietary Island Technology layout and GaNPX packaging is claimed to provide the high power, low loss performance required for these demanding applications. GaN power transistors can make products 50 per cent smaller and lighter and reduce system costs, added the company.

The GS-065-060-5-B-A is qualified to AEC-Q101 and AutoQual+ and has a low RDS (on) of  25mOhm, a low loss figure of merit (FOM) and 60A IDS rating.

The compact PCB footprint measures just 11 x 9.0mm and has dual gate pads to optimise the board layout.

“Automotive is a key market for GaN Systems, where reducing battery size, extending driving range, and keeping the power electronics systems small and lightweight are all imperative to current and future EV design,” said Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems.

GaN Systems develops and supplies GaN power semiconductors with an extensive transistor portfolio for demanding industries, including consumer electronics, data center servers, and power supplies, renewable energy systems, industrial motors, and automotive electronics.

The company claims to make possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. Its award-winning products provide system design opportunities that are free from the limitations of silicon. By changing the transistor performance rules, GaN Systems says it enables power conversion companies to revolutionise their industries. 

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