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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Present Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology and Applications at APEC

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation is presenting an educational seminar and several application-focused technical presentations at APEC 2013.

The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics™, APEC, focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. It is the leading conference for practicing power electronics professionals addressing a broad range of topics in the use, design, manufacture and marketing of all kinds of power electronics components and equipment.

Educational Seminar: GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion Sunday, March 17 (S.7, 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Expanding on the GaN FET technology textbook written by EPC, this seminar will explain how GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) work. This session will discuss how to use these devices including showing the drivers, layout, and thermal considerations for high performance and high frequency power conversion. To showcase the real-world value of GaN technology, several applications including high frequency envelope tracking (ET), Intermediate Bus Converters (IBC), and wireless power transmission will be presented.  The seminar will conclude with a look at future of this emerging displacement technology. Technical Presentations Featuring GaN FETs by EPC Experts:

Roundtable Discussion -       

“Wide band-gap semiconductors - Prime time or promises?" Presenter:  Alex Lidow Tuesday, March 19 (Session 2, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Technical Sessions:

"Design of a High Frequency, Low Loss eGaN Converter with Reduced Parasitic Inductances" Presenters:  David Reusch, Johan Strydom Wednesday, March 20 (DC-DC Converters, 2:00 p.m.  - 5:30 p.m.)

"Using eGaN FETs for Envelope Tracking" Presenter:  Johan Strydom: Wednesday, March 20 (IS2.2.4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

"eGaN FETs Enable Low Power High Frequency Wireless Energy" Presenter:  Michael de Rooij Wednesday, March 20, (IS2.2.3, 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

"eGaN FET based HF Resonant Converter" Presenter: David Reusch Thursday, March 21 (IS1.4.5, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

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