GaN-based Integrated Power Stage Devices
Mon, 03/01/2010 - 7:38am
International Rectifier has introduced the industry’s first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing IR’s advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform. The iP2010 and iP2011 family of devices is designed for multiphase and point-of-load (POL) applications including servers, routers, switches and general purpose POL DC-DC converters. The iP2010 and iP2011 integrate a highly sophisticated, ultra fast PowIRtune™ driver IC matched to a multi-switch monolithic GaN-based power device. These devices are mounted in a flip chip package platform to deliver higher efficiency and more than double the switching frequency of state-of-the-art silicon-based integrated power stage devices. The iP2010 features an input voltage range of 7V to 13.2V and output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V with an output current up to 30A. The device operates up to 3MHz. Operating up to 5MHz, the pin-compatible iP2011 features the same input and output voltage range but is optimized for an output current up to 20A.