Driving Miniaturization and Efficiency with a New Integrated GaN Half-Bridge Solution

Learn how the MasterGaN family can help designers increase the power density of high voltage converter designs


This webinar was broadcast on Thursday, February 4th, 2021


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Watch the 1-hour, on-demand webinar to discover a new family of advanced power system-in-package integrating a gate driver and two enhancement mode GaN transistors.

MasterGaN1 integrates both power GaNs with RDS(ON) of 150 mΩ and 650 V drain source breakdown voltage, while the new MasterGaN2 integrates power GaNs with 650 V drain source breakdown voltage and RDS(ON) of 150 mΩ and 225 mΩ for low side and high side respectively, addressing topologies with asymmetrical half-bridge configuration, such as active clamp flyback or forward power supplies.

The session will begin with an overview of power conversion trends followed by an introduction of the MasterGaN platform. Once a high level understanding of the product and technology has been covered, we will begin to explore specific circuit topologies.

The webinar will feature a review of a 250 W LLC converter and its performance utilizing MasterGan. This performance analysis will focus on efficiency, switching behavior, and thermal performance.

Finally, we will introduce some general design tips and guidelines for developing high voltage converters using MasterGaN, and conclude with an interactive Q&A session with ST's high voltage converter experts.

You will learn:

  • The advantages of using GaN technology in high voltage converter architectures
  • Benefits of integrating GaN half-bridge with gate drivers and bootstrap diode
  • Tips for designing high voltage converters with MasterGaN
  • Thermal considerations for MasterGaN


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Ryan Metivier is a Product Marketing Engineer covering industrial power conversion products for STMicroelectronics. He has an extensive background in the semiconductor industry developing new products from engineering, marketing, and product management perspectives. Ryan’s current focus is in industrial power conversion, working with customers and monitoring market trends for an industry-leading portfolio of power conversion products. Ryan holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in MA, and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.