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Solace Power replaces silicon with GaN for higher power wireless devices
Enabling 250W wireless power for 5G, aerospace, automotive, medical, and industrial applications, Solace Power’s intelligent wireless platform uses EPC’s 200V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) power transistors. EPC says the GaN-based devices enable higher power solutions and faster design cycle times.

Solace Power develops intelligent wireless power-based solutions with proximity sensing and data. Its patented Resonant Capacitive Coupled (RC²) technology provides industrial grade, decoupled power to realise previously unachievable applications across automotive, defence, medical, industrial automation and telecomms.

The modular platform shares the Equus architecture and enables up to 250W of transmitted power with six degrees of spatial freedom.

Solace Power CEO, Michael Gotlieb believes the partnership will advance the company’s capacitive wireless power platform limits and drive adoption. “Solace focuses on delivering complete, modular systems which are pre-tested for CISPR/FCC compliance and optimised in-house for rapid development in real world applications,” he said. “These new solutions solve the most important challenges for applications requiring 200 watts or more.”

The choice of 200V GaN-based power transistors was prompted by the fact that silicon is inefficient for wireless power applications with higher power demands than traditional consumer devices.  

“Wireless power is ready to be incorporated into our daily lives and the modular platform that Solace Power has developed, using highly efficient, low cost GaN transistors, will improve design cycle times and help new industries implement wireless power quickly and inexpensively,” commented Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC.



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