GaN-based Power Converters

Within the Multi-Energy Converter section, our solutions fully utilize the emerging semiconductors technologies such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) to enhance converter’s performance. To employ GaN in converter design, the work is focused on two directions:


Device technology and layout techniques:

Explore the unique properties of GaN devices, and how they compare to silicon-based ones. Understand the differences between technologies such as lateral, vertical and monolithically bidirectional devices and the potential they can bring to power converters design.  Leveraging these technologies requires PCB layout optimization to minimize parasitic elements and novel gate driving techniques.   


Power electronics applications:

Explore the wide range of applications for GaN-based converters, from electric drives and renewable energy systems to data centers and consumer electronics. Understand how GaN technology is reshaping these industries and enabling new possibilities.