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New Application Interface Boards From Cambridge GaN Devices Enable Users to Try ICeGaN ICs in Existing Designs Without PCB Re-layout
[May 24, 2023]

New Application Interface Boards From Cambridge GaN Devices Enable Users to Try ICeGaN ICs in Existing Designs Without PCB Re-layout

Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD), the fabless, clean-tech semiconductor company that develops a range of energy-efficient GaN-based power devices to make greener electronics possible, has introduced a range of Application Interface Boards that allow designers to try out the company's rugged, easy-to-use ICeGaN™ HEMTs in existing circuits in place of competing MOSFET or GaN devices without having to re-layout the PCB. Application Interface Boards are adaptor PCBs that are soldered to an ICeGaN device, which map each pin/signal from the ICeGaN HEMT footprint to the corresponding pins/signals of an alternative component footprint.


"These Application Interface Boards are designed for design and evaluation purposes only, of course. This is a quick, first step to enable the user to put one of our ICeGaN ICs into an existing design. There is some minor impact on thermal performance, but surprisingly little difference in EMC or electrical performance."

CGD offers Application Interface Boards for a number of industry standard devices from leading MOSFET & GaN device manufacturers. A full list can be found on the user guide, but the company is happy to develop an Application Interface Board for devices not currently supported for delivery within four weeks.


About Cambridge GaN Devices

Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) is a fabless semiconductor company spun-out by Professor Florin Udrea and Dr Giorgia Longobardi from Cambridge University in 2016 to exploit a revolutionary technology in power devices. Now in the scale-up phase, our mission is to bring innovation into everyday life by delivering effortless energy-efficient GaN solutions. CGD designs, develops and commercialises GaN transistors and ICs enabling a radical step change in energy efficiency and compactness and is suitable for high volume production. CGD's ICeGaN™ technology is protected by a strong IP portfolio which constantly grows based on the company's leading innovation skills and ambitions. In addition to the multi-million seed fund and Series A and B private investments, CGD has so far successfully secured four projects funded by iUK, BEIS and EU (Penta). The technical and commercial expertise of the CGD team combined with an extensive track record in the power electronics market has been fundamental in early market traction of its proprietary technology.

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