EP&T: A new way to test GaN reliability
Users need to know if the technology is reliable and does it work as it’s supposed to?
Within the last decade, gallium nitride (GaN) has become a rising star in the power electronics industry. GaN’s use has transitioned from university labs to OEMs and Tier 1 companies using it in designs to build their next generation motor drives, power supplies, electric vehicle traction inverters, consumer adapters, and more.
The combination of new power systems design requirements for higher power, efficiency, and reliability and increasing demand for smaller and lighter products have accelerated the move to GaN. But, as with any new technology, companies need to know: is the technology reliable and does the technology work as it’s supposed to?