GAN SYSTEMS INC.
|GAN SYSTEMS INC. Patent applications|
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|20140175454||DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR POWER CONVERSION CIRCUITS - Devices and systems comprising driver circuits are disclosed for MOSFET driven, normally-on gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors. Preferably, a low power, high speed CMOS driver circuit with an integrated low voltage, lateral MOSFET driver is series coupled, in a hybrid cascode arrangement to a high voltage GaN HEMT, for improved control of noise and voltage transients. Co-packaging of a GaN transistor die and a CMOS driver die using island topology contacts, through substrate vias, and a flip-chip, stacked configuration provides interconnections with low inductance and resistance, and provides effective thermal management. Co-packaging of a CMOS input interface circuit with the CMOS driver and GaN transistor allows for a compact, integrated CMOS driver with enhanced functionality including shut-down and start-up conditioning for safer operation, particularly for high voltage and high current switching. Preferred embodiments also provide isolated, self-powered, high speed driver devices, with reduced input losses.||06-26-2014|
|20130049010||HIGH DENSITY GALLIUM NITRIDE DEVICES USING ISLAND TOPOLOGY - A Gallium Nitride (GaN) series of devices—transistors and diodes are disclosed—that have greatly superior current handling ability per unit area than previously described GaN devices. The improvement is due to improved layout topology. The devices also include a simpler and superior flip chip connection scheme and a means to reduce the thermal resistance. A simplified fabrication process is disclosed and the layout scheme which uses island electrodes rather than finger electrodes is shown to increase the active area density by two to five times that of conventional inter-digitated structures. Ultra low on resistance transistors and very low loss diodes can be built using the island topology. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a means to enhance cost/effective performance of all lateral GaN structures.||02-28-2013|
|20120138950||ISLAND MATRIXED GALLIUM NITRIDE MICROWAVE AND POWER SWITCHING TRANSISTORS - A gallium nitride (GaN) device that has greatly superior current handling ability per unit area than previously described GaN devices. The improvement is due to improved layout topology. The layout scheme, which uses island electrodes rather than finger electrodes, is shown to increase the active area density over that of conventional interdigitated structures. Ultra low on resistance transistors can be built using the island topology. Specifically, the present invention, which uses conventional GaN lateral technology and electrode spacing, provides a means to enhance cost/effective performance of all lateral GaN structures.||06-07-2012|