Electronic Products: GaN Power Devices Offer Advantages in Industrial Motor Control

“Traditional silicon MOSFETs and low-PWM–frequency inverters are being phased out in DC and battery-powered motor applications in favor of GaN-based, high-PWM–frequency inverters. The benefits include increased system efficiency and the elimination of large passive components — namely, electrolytic capacitors and an input inductor.”

Electronic Products discusses the advantages of GaN HEMT transistor in the power and inverter stages of high-power–density electric motor applications and how solutions such as Navitas Semiconductor’s NV6113 can offer superior advantages in industrial motor control compared to legacy silicon.