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Power Integrations Delivers One-Millionth InnoSwitch3

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Partners with Anker Innovations to drive GaN revolution in mass-market AC-DC power adapters

Power Integrations, a maker of high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, has announced the delivery of its one-millionth InnoSwitch3 switcher IC featuring the company's PowiGaN GaN technology.

In an event at the Shenzhen headquarters of Anker Innovations, Power Integrations CEO Balu Balakrishnan presented the one-millionth GaN-based IC to Anker CEO Steven Yang. Anker makes chargers and adapters for laptops, smart mobile devices, set-top boxes, displays, appliances, networking gear and gaming products.

InnoSwitch3 offline CV/CC flyback switcher ICs with PowiGaN technology are said to be up to 95 percent efficient across the load range. Low switching and conduction losses of PowiGaN primary switch allows delivery of as much as 100 W from a space saving InSOP 24D surface mount package in enclosed adapter applications without requiring a heatsink.

Quasi-resonant InnoSwitch3-CP, InnoSwitch3-EP and InnoSwitch3-Pro ICs combine the primary power switch, primary and secondary control with safety isolated high speed link (FluxLink) in between, as well as the secondary SR driver and feedback circuits in a single surface-mounted package. The superior switching performance of PowiGaN technology results in substantially higher efficiency, enabling very compact adapter designs.

Commented Balakrishnan: “Anker is a world leader in compact charger design, and was the first high-volume customer for InnoSwitch3 products with PowiGaN. I'm pleased to recognize Anker's foresight and technical excellence, and to thank Yang for his critical contribution to the first successful mass-market deployment of high-voltage GaN technology.”

Added Yang: “By using PowiGaN-based InnoSwitch3 ICs we are able to offer USB PD chargers that are compact, lightweight, and capable of delivering high power output. We are excited to use this innovative new technology to help us achieve our goal to charge everything faster. We are confident this advancement will help us keep gaining positive market feedback and customer response."


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