GaN Enabling a Revolution in Charger Design
Gallium nitride (GaN) switch technology has enabled a major advance in the miniaturization of chargers and adapters. GaN transistors switch very efficiently. This allows the development of converters that can either operate at much higher switching frequency than a circuit using equivalent silicon devices, potentially reducing transformer size, or provide solutions that deliver significant system efficiency improvements, reducing or eliminating the need for heat sinks.
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