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EPC reveals second generation 200 V eGaN power transistor

The EPC2010 delivers high frequency switching with enhanced performance in a lead-free, RoHS compliant package.

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is introducing the EPC2010 as the newest member of its second-generation enhanced performance eGaN FET family. The EPC2010 is environmentally friendly, being both lead-free and RoHS-compliant.

The EPC2010 FET is a 200 VDS device with a maximum RDS(ON) of 25 milliohms with 5 V applied to the gate. This eGaN FET provides significant performance advantages over the first-generation EPC1010 eGaN device. The EPC2010 has an increased pulsed current rating of 60 A (compared with 40 A for the EPC1010), improved RDS(ON)  at very low gate voltages, and lower capacitance.

Compared to a state-of-the-art silicon power MOSFET with similar on-resistance, the EPC2010 is smaller and has many times superior switching performance. Applications that benefit from eGaN FET performance include high-speed DC-DC power supplies, point-of-load converters, class D audio amplifiers, hard-switched and high frequency circuits.

“EPC was the first company to make gallium nitride power FETs commercially available. With our second-generation of products, we are now raising the bar for the performance of gallium nitride FETs. In addition, our new generation of eGaN products are the first gallium nitride FETs to be offered as lead-free and RoHS-compliant,” said Alex Lidow, co-founder and CEO.

In 1k piece quantities, the EPC2010 is priced at $5.06 and is immediately available through Digi-Key Corporation.

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