OTTAWA, ONTARIO, December 17, 2020 – GaN chargers are now the norm. GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, announced today that the Philips SPS2316G/93, a 2C1A 65W GaN charger, features GaN Systems power transistors. This novel charger includes three AC outlets and three USB ports eliminating the need for multiple chargers. Performance tests show it can charge three digital devices simultaneously while also supplying power to three 220V devices, such as speakers, TVs, fans, ultra-high-power chargers, and more, making it an essential gadget for home use and business travel.
The Philips charger highlights a modern hexagonal design and presents major improvements from the previous product model (Philips 2C1A 18W) in size, power, and charging times. GaN has become the technology of choice to deliver these benefits.
The charger meets high-power needs of multiple device charging in a small form factor. It is 75% smaller than legacy solutions at 61x65X65 mm with a maximum output power of 2500W. USB interfaces support a wide range of voltages and 65W (USB-C) and 60W (USB-A) high-power fast charging protocols.
To achieve high performance and power density, the Philips charger uses GaN Systems’ 650V E-mode GaN power transistor (GS-065-011-1-L). This high performance, low-cost FET is in a small 5×6 mm PDFN package and offers low junction-to-case thermal resistance, which results in ultra-high switching frequency and efficiency output. With the GaN Systems EZDrive™ implementation combined with the ON Semiconductor NCP1342 controller, the charger power design is simplified, a “double-drive” is avoided, and low cost is achieved.
GaN transistors have established a permanent and growing position in power electronics and GaN Systems has demonstrated technology, performance, and reliability leadership in the marketplace. GaN’s growth in the consumer charger market is being driven by demand for smaller, faster charging, more energy efficient devices. There are now more than 100 models of GaN chargers and adapters in the marketplace including the small, lightweight, and multi-functional Philips’ SPS2316G/93 2C1A 65W GaN charger.