New AEC Qualified Lidar IC from Efficient Power Conversion | News

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 20, 2022–

EPC announces the introduction of the EPC2221, a gallium nitride dual common source 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.

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100 V, 58 mΩ maximum RDS(on), 20 A peak current GaN IC for Lidar (Graphic: Business Wire)

The low inductance and capacitance of the EPC2221 enables fast switching (100 MHz) and narrow pulse widths (2 ns) for high resolution and high efficiency. Additionally, the ultra-small 1.35mm x 1.35mm size 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.”

Price and availability

The EPC2221 is priced at $1.26 for a 2.5 Ku coil and available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key Electronics at epc

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:

About EPC

EPC is the leader in gallium nitride (eGaN ® ) power management. eGaN FETs and ICs provide performance far superior to the best silicon power MOSFETs in applications such as DC-DC converters, remote sensing (lidar) technology, motor drives for eMobility, robotics, drones and low-cost satellites

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