Transphorm is set to tackle the problem of electrical energy wastage in solar panel inverters with the launch of its EZ GaNTM technology power diodes. The product, which is claimed to reduce energy loss by up to 20%, is being unveiled at this week’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Fort Worth, Texas.
“On the heels of our February 23 launch, we are pleased to announce the availability of samples of our first product at APEC and showcase our technology to customers, partners and other stakeholders,” said Umesh Mishra, CEO of Transphorm. “For customers looking for a low-risk roadmap to the next generation of power conversion technology, Transphorm provides a cost-effective, customisable and easy-to-use solution ready for commercial scale.”
The EZ-GaNTM platform minimises power loss and reduces costs through the use of fewer components, simplified module packaging and a high-frequency design which reduces transient flows. Transphorm’s power converters use 600-volt transistors and low-loss diodes, designed for optimum high-frequency switching to minimise power wastage.
“It is critical to realise high performance under high-voltage switching operation is required in real applications [and] Transphorm's Total GaNTM based Boost Converter operating at over 99% efficiency at 400 volts demonstrates this for the first time,” Transphorm’s president, Primit Parikh, said. “From material technology and device processing to circuit design and module assembly, Transphorm designs its power conversion solutions to meet the needs of our customers, helping them scale quickly and save money.”