Electronic DesignIntegrated GaN Power IC building blocks enable fast-switching topologies with simple “digital-in, power-out” capability. In power conversion, fast switching combined with high efficiency enables small size, low weight, and lower system cost.

To achieve this, we need to consider the choice of topology, power switch and magnetic materials. Soft-switching techniques, coupled with novel gallium-nitride (GaN) power ICs and updated high-frequency-optimized transformers and inductors, offer a way to boost the efficiency and power density in ac-dc converters.

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