A wide-band gap, high-performance semiconductor called gallium nitride (GaN) will soon take the place of the conventional silicon-based MOSFET technology. This is so that GaN devices can meet the fundamental conditions for boosting the power density of any electronic device, which are higher switching speeds and higher thermal conductivity.
Almost every system that relies on electronics and has several modules operating at different voltage levels employs DC-DC power converters. Increasing the power density and thermal performance of a module has been the top target for researchers as consumers desire smaller, more portable, more efficient gadgets.
GaN-based transistors are becoming more and more common as a result of their finding use in high-power motor drives, quick chargers, telecom, high-performance computing, and even space applications. The power conversion market has been significantly impacted by the inherent capability of the GaN technology, which allows the integration of many devices on the same substrate.
When compared to silicon IC technology, gaN technology makes it simpler and more affordable for designers to construct monolithic power systems on a single chip.
Recent findings showed that Gen 6 devices are capable of having twice the power density and twice as little switching loss. The efficiency observed is larger than two times as great when compared to a higher frequency of 1 MHz, and switching losses drop even further.
GaN devices have advanced quite quickly, although they are still 150 times from reaching their theoretical maximum. Newer factories and data centers are being built daily due to the world’s rapid advancement.
These businesses depend on electronic systems that utilize a lot of non-renewable energy. The environment is under a lot of stress as a result.
GaN-based transistors have made it possible to create quicker, more effective, and smaller devices that meet all the demands of the world’s expanding industries. This is possible because governments all over the world are striving for sustainable solutions.