PowiGaN Technology

PowiGaN Technology

What is PowiGaN?

PowiGaN™ is Power Integrations’ internally developed gallium nitride (GaN) technology. PowiGaN switches replace the traditional silicon transistors on the primary side of PI’s highly integrated offline flyback switcher ICs, reducing switching losses and enabling chargers, adapters and open frame power supplies that are more efficient, smaller and lighter than silicon alternatives.

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PowiGaN-Based Primary-Side Power Switches Extend the Power Range of InnoSwitch3 IC Families

Which PI Products Feature PowiGaN Technology?

PowiGaN-based ICs achieve up to 95% efficiency across the full load range and up to 100 W in enclosed adapter implementations without requiring a heatsink.

Product FamilyBest forTypical Applications
InnoSwitch3-CPConstant Power CV/CCChargers/Adapters, IoT, USB PD Chargers
InnoSwitch3-EPOpen Frame Adapter CV/CCAppliances, Industrial, Motors, Smart Meters, General Purpose Adapters
InnoSwitch3-ProDigitally Programmable CV/CCUSB PD Chargers, Programmable Power Supplies
LYTSwitch-6Lighting CC/CVBallasts, LED drivers

How Do I Design with PowiGaN-Based Devices?

The PI Expert™ automated power supply design software suite supports both silicon MOSFET- and PowiGaN-based devices, speeding up the design process by enabling the selecting of the best components and generating the full schematic, magnetics and BOM from basic parametric inputs.

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