Power Integrations today announced the delivery of its one-millionth InnoSwitch3 switcher IC, featuring the company’s PowiGaN gallium-nitride technology. In an event at the Shenzhen headquarters of Anker Innovations, Power Integrations CEO Balu Balakrishnan presented the one-millionth GaN-based IC to Anker CEO, Steven Yang: Anker is a manufacturer of chargers and adapters, supplying retailers worldwide with powerful, compact USB PD adapters and a wide range of chargers and adapters for laptops, smart mobile devices, set-top boxes, displays, appliances, networking gear and gaming products.
InnoSwitch3 offline CV/CC flyback switcher ICs, with PowiGaN technology, are up to 95 per cent efficient across the load range. Very low switching and conduction losses of PowiGaN primary switch allows delivery of as much as 100W from a space saving InSOP 24D surface mount package, in enclosed adapter applications without requiring a heatsink. Quasi-resonant InnoSwitch3-CP, InnoSwitch3-EP and InnoSwitch3-Pro ICs combine the primary power switch, primary and secondary control with safety isolated high speed link (FluxLink™) in between, as well as the secondary SR driver and feedback circuits in a single surface-mounted package. The superior switching performance of PowiGaN technology results in substantially higher efficiency, enabling very compact adapter designs.
Mr. Balakrishnan commented: “Anker was the first high-volume customer for InnoSwitch3 products with PowiGaN. I’m pleased to recognise Anker’s foresight and technical excellence, and to thank Mr. Yang for his critical contribution to the first successful mass-market deployment of high-voltage GaN technology.”
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