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CGD announces application interface boards


Boards allow designers to try ICeGaN HEMTs in existing circuits

Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) has introduced a range of application interface boards. These allow designers to try out the company’s ICeGaN HEMTs in existing circuits in place of competing MOSFET or GaN devices without having to re-layout the PCB.

The boards are adaptor PCBs soldered to an ICeGaN device, which map each pin/signal from the ICeGaN HEMT footprint to the corresponding pins/signals of an alternative component footprint.

Peter Comiskey, director of application engineering at CGD said the boards provide a "quick, first step to enable the user to put one of our ICeGaN ICs into an existing design. There is some minor impact on thermal performance, but surprisingly little difference in EMC or electrical performance.”

CGD offers these boards for a number of industry standard devices from leading MOSFET and GaN device manufacturers. A full list can be found on the user guide, but the company says it is happy to develop an application interface board for devices not currently supported for delivery within four weeks.

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