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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands AEC Q101 eGaN FET family
The 15V EPC2216 has received AEC Q101 qualification. It is designed for lidar applications where increased accuracy is vital. Typical application examples will be in self-driving cars and other ToF projects, including facial recognition, warehouse automation, drones and mapping.

The EPC2216 is a 15V, 26mΩ, eGaN FET with a 28A pulsed current rating. It is available in a 1.02 mm2 footprint, sized for firing the lasers in lidar systems because it can be triggered to create high-current with extremely short pulse widths.  The short pulse width leads to higher resolution, and the tiny size and low cost, make eGaN FETs suitable for ToF applications in automotive, industrial, healthcare, smart advertising, gaming and security markets, says EPC. 

AEC Q101 testing consists of rigorous environmental and bias-stress testing, including humidity testing with bias (H3TRB), high temperature reverse bias (HTRB), high temperature gate bias (HTGB) and temperature cycling (TC). The company notes that the WLCS packaging passed all the same testing standards created for conventional packaged parts. It says that this demonstrates the chip-scale packaging, which provides superior performance, does not compromise ruggedness or reliability.

The eGaN devices are produced in facilities certified to the Automotive Quality Management System Standard IATF 16949.

The EPC2216 eGaN FET is available for immediate delivery from Digi-Key.

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