GaN Systems and engineering services firm EPowerlabs have partnered to develop a high-density DC/DC power converter (DDC48-1K) for a wide range of 48 V mobility applications for consumer, industrial and automotive customers. The companies say the new GaN converter is smaller and lighter than standard converters.
The converter’s input range is 24-60 VDC, and the system is rated at up to 1 kW continuous power. Overall efficiency is 97.5% at full load. The power density is 28 W/in3, and the design without the case weighs only 345 grams.
“Creating a more sustainable world through e-mobility is at the heart of our mission, and leveraging technologies like GaN are vital in accelerating this move,” said Mikel Parel, CEO of EPowerlabs. “This is demonstrated by our GaN Systems-based converter, which reduces power losses by more than 50% compared to silicon-based designs in the market and is one-third the size of legacy converters.”
Source: GaN Systems