Worksport to use Infineon GaN in portable power product
650V GaN power transistor reduces battery system weight by 33 percent and system costs by up to 25 percent
Infineon has announced a collaboration with Worksport, which will use GaN power semiconductors in the converters for its portable power stations.
The company’s COR battery system can be integrated into a pickup truck or recharged by any solar panel or wall outlet. By replacing the former silicon switch in the power converter with Infineon’s GaN FETs and by operating the transistors at higher switching frequency, Worksport says it can reduce the battery system weight by 33 percent and system costs by up to 25 percent.
Worksport is using Infineon's GS-065-060-5-B-A; an automotive-grade 650 V enhancement mode GaN-on-Silicon power transistor. It offers very low junction-to-case thermal resistance for demanding high power applications such as on-board chargers, industrial motor drives and solar inverters. Furthermore, it features simple gate drive requirements (0 V to 6 V) and a transient tolerant gate drive (-20 / +10 V).
“Infineon’s high-quality standard and solid supply chain provide us with the best components to ensure power-dense converters for our COR system product line and contribute to a first-class end product performance,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi.