Discover how GaN Systems has designed its high-current, low-voltage PCB embedded GaN-on-Si transistor.
There are only two main players in low--voltage GaN: EPC and GaN Systems, a fact mainly due to the complexity of using a standard package with low losses. GaN Systems wants to compete with EPC, the market leader, in the low-voltage HEMT market. System Plus Consulting unveils the GS61004B from GaN Systems, the latest device driving 100V and optimized for AC-DC converters and high-frequency, high-efficiency power conversion.
The GS61004B from GaN Systems is a GaN-on-silicon HEMT transistor packaged in the GaNpx embedded die package. This embedded die package is unique to the market in that it allows for high current capability. The GS61004B has a die size of around 4 mm2 and carries up to 45A, which means more than 10A/mm², almost 3x higher than the competition.The GS61004B is packaged in an innovative embedded die package developed by AT&S (ECP® process). This package has no wire bonding, which reduces inductance, and its design increases heat management. The die’s new position in the package facilitates
enhanced thermal dissipation, and a simplification of the process reduces manufacturing time and cost.Based on a complete teardown analysis, this report also provides an estimated production cost for the epitaxy and the package. Moreover, this report compares standard 100V Si MOSFETs and low-voltage GaN on Si HEMT.
> Executive Summary
> Reverse Costing Methodology
> GaN Systems
> Package Analysis
- Package opening
- Package cross-section
> HEMT Die
- HEMT die view and dimensions
- HEMT die process
- HEMT die cross-section
- HEMT die process characteristics
> HEMT Die Fabrication Unit
> Final Test and Packaging Fabrication Unit
> Yields Explanation and Hypotheses
- HEMT front-end cost
- HEMT die probe test, thinning and dicing
- HEMT wafer cost
- HEMT die cost
> Complete Device
- Packaging cost
- Final test cost
> Complete Device
> Comparison of GaN Systems’ Devices
> Comparison of GaN Systems and EPC 100V HEMT
> Comparison between 100V GaN-on-Si and Si MOSFET
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Detailed photos and identification
SEM & EDX analysis of epitaxy layers and transistor structure
Manufacturing process flow
In-depth economic analysis
Manufacturing cost breakdown
Sales price estimate
Comparison with Transphorm, EPC, TI, and Panasonic devices
Comparison with 100V Si MOSFET
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