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Nitronex GaN-on-Si Power Transistors Come In Many Packages

Addition of both ceramic and plastic packaged 48V power transistors to its industry-standard packaged devices have extended capabilities in the defence and high volume commercial markets
Nitronex has developed a family of products based on a new 48V GaN-on-silicon process technology.

The NPT2000 Series discrete HEMT devices support power levels of 12, 25, 50 and 100W and are available in both plastic and ceramic packages. Targeting defence and high volume commercial markets, the NPT2000 Series discrete HEMT devices address the competing requirements of lower cost and higher performance.

“Nitronex is pleased to announce our new 48 Volt product line. These products provide higher gain, higher efficiency, and wider bandwidths for defence and commercial applications," says Greg Baker, president and CEO at Nitronex.

“We see many interesting opportunities with our core customer and market base with the 48V ceramic package offering, and even more opportunities with the lower-cost plastic package line. Our thermally-enhanced plastic package offering will allow us to be very price competitive in new commercial markets for GaN such as land mobile radio and small-cell base stations," continues Baker.

The development of the NPT2000 Series 48V discrete HEMT product family was the culmination of three significant efforts.

The first was iterative design improvements based on the firm's 28V product line enhancing ruggedness, thermal performance and breakdown voltage. The second was an expanded product offering by including low cost, easy to use plastic packages for all devices, from the lowest to highest power. Finally, Nitronex conducted extensive reliability testing in qualifying the new 48V operating voltage.

NPT2010 device
in AC360 ceramic package

The new family of products includes the NPT2010 and NPT2020 with 100W and 50W of output power respectively, in an AC360 ceramic package.

NPT2018 device in 3 x 6 DFN plastic package

Also part of the series are the NPT2018 and NPT2019 devices, which are housed in a 3 x 6 DFN plastic package with output powers of 12W and 25W respectively.

NPT2021 device in industry-standard TO272 plastic package

Finally, the NPT2021 (50W) and NPT2022 (100W) come in the industry-standard TO272 plastic package.

Samples are available now with full production scheduled for Q3 of 2013.


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