Efficient GaN Power Solutions from Panasonic Now at Mouser


March 29, 2016 – Mouser Electronics, is now offering gallium nitride (GaN) solutions from Panasonic. To meet efficiency and power density needs in modern power supply design, many design engineers are looking to alternatives to traditional MOS technology — such as GaN technology — that can help save energy and reduce system size in a variety of industrial and consumer power-switching systems. Panasonic’s GaN solutions comprise power transistors, gate drivers, and evaluation boards that engineers can use to reduce energy loss in a variety of power applications, including power supplies, solar power inverters, motor drives, and electric vehicle (EV) devices.

Panasonic GaN solutions, now available from Mouser Electronics, capitalize on a GaN compound on a silicon substrate with high breakdown voltage and low conduction resistance characteristics, which enable higher-speed switching and easier miniaturization than traditional silicon devices. The PGA26E19BA GaN surface-mount (SMD) power transistor is an enhancement mode, normally off power switch with 600V blocking voltage. Panasonic’s PGA26C09DV GaN power transistor — coming soon and available to order from Mouser — also provides 600V blocking voltage and prevents current collapse, but in a TO-220 package. Both devices boast zero recovery loss and use Panasonic’s proprietary Gate Injection Transistor technology to achieve low on-state resistance. The technology also prevents current collapse — increased on-resistance during the application of high voltage — ensuring safe operation of the GaN device at high voltages.

 Mouser is also stocking Panasonic’s AN34092B high-speed gate driver, specialized for driving the SMD or TO-220 GaN transistor with minimal external components. This single-channel high-speed gate driver integrates constant source current and negative voltage circuitry and enables adjustable source current (2.5 mA to 25 mA) with an external resistor. The AN34092B gate driver provides under-voltage lockout and thermal shutdown protections as well as monitoring circuitry for VR pin voltage and negative voltage.

 The PGA26E19BA SMD transistor and AN34092B gate driver are supported by the PGA26E19BA-SWEVB006 chopper evaluation board, also available from Mouser Electronics. The PGA26E19BA-SWEVB006 evaluation board provides a platform for engineers to measure the switching characteristics of the onboard PGA26E19BA transistor with enhanced performance through the AN34092B gate driver. Engineers can test the switching characteristics of the PGA26C09DV TO-220 transistor at turn-on and turn-off by using the PGA26C09DV-SWEVB001 evaluation board.

 With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 21 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.


To learn more the GaN power solutions at Mouser, visit http://www.mouser.com/new/Panasonic-Semiconductors/panasonic-ganpower/.

Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics, Tel: +1(817) 804-3833, Emeil: kevin.hess@mouser.com

Daphne Tien, APAC Marketing/Business, Dev. Director, Tel: +886 (2) 2799 2096 #4816, Email: daphne.tien@mouser.com