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Thermal considerations for designing a GaN power stage

This application note discusses the most important trade offs and considerations for TI’s LMG341XRxxx GaN power stage family, including guidance for PCB layout, thermal interface, heat sink selection and mounting methods.

Does GaN have a body diode? - understanding the third quadrant operation of GaN

This application report provides a detailed explanation of the diode-like behavior of GaN in reverse current conduction, based on the study on its lateral structure.

A new approach to validate GaN FET reliability to power-line surges under use-conditions

GaN FETs are shown to be robust to power line surges under actual operating conditions for the first time. This seminal work results in a comprehensive methodology for surge-robust power supply design with GaN.

Overcurrent protection in high-density GaN power designs

This application note explains the importance of this overcurrent protection as well as “latched” or “cycle-by-cycle” modes of operation.

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Dual-Axis Motor Control Using FCL and SFRA On a Single C2000™ MCU PDF 2192 07 Aug 2019
Third quadrant operation of GaN PDF 110 25 Feb 2019
High Voltage Half Bridge Design Guide for LMG3410 Smart GaN FET (Rev. A) PDF 695 10 Nov 2018

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Current Sense Amplifiers (Rev. D) PDF 1772 04 Apr 2018

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Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs PDF 12421 25 Mar 2020
E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs PDF 12520 12 Feb 2020
Direct-drive configuration for GaN devices (Rev. A) PDF 1366 19 Nov 2018