EPC Launches New AEC-Qualified Lidar IC

Article from: Efficient Power Conversion

The EPC2221 is the latest in EPC’s growing family of GaN transistors and ICs designed for demanding automotive applications.

The EPC2221 from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) is a common source double gallium nitride (GaN) FET rated at 100V, 58mΩ and 20A pulse current. The EPC2221 can be used in lidar systems for robots, surveillance systems, drones, self-driving cars and vacuum cleaners.

The EPC2221’s low inductance and capacitance enable fast switching (100 MHz) and narrow pulse widths (2 ns) for high resolution and high efficiency. Additionally, the ultra-small size of 1.35 x 1.35 mm reduces PCB cost and overall solution size.

The EPC2221 is the latest in a growing family of GaN transistors and ICs designed to meet the performance and reliability standards of demanding automotive applications. The EPC2221 has completed rigorous automotive AEC Q101 qualification testing, including humidity with bias (H3TRB), high temperature reverse bias (HTRB), high temperature gate bias (HTGB) and cycle temperature (TC), as well as several other tests.

In addition to lidar in demanding automotive applications, the EPC2221 is ideally suited for high-frequency DC-DC conversion, wireless power applications, and synchronous rectification.

“This new AEC-certified product is the latest addition to a growing family of EPC gallium nitride-based transistors and integrated circuits designed to enable autonomous driving and improve safety,” said Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of ‘EPC. “This new IC improves performance while reducing the size and cost of time-of-flight lidar systems.”

Designers looking to replace their silicon MOSFETs with a GaN solution can use the EPC GaN Power Bench cross-reference tool to find a replacement suggestion based on their unique operating conditions.

The Cross Reference Tool can be found at: https://epc-co.com/epc/DesignSupport/GaNPowerBench/CrossReferenceSearch.aspx

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