New high-voltage GaN switches boost efficiency to 95 percent, yielding ultra-compact USB PD 3.1 adapters
Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced an expanded offering of the InnoSwitch™4-CZ family of high-frequency, zero-voltage switching (ZVS) flyback controller ICs. When paired with Power Integrations’ ClampZero™ active-clamp IC and, optionally, the recently announced HiperPFS™-5 GaN-based power-factor corrector, the new ICs easily address the latest USB PD 3.1 specification for adapters and chargers up to 220 W.
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Power Integrations Expands InnoSwitch4-CZ Integrated Switcher Family to 220 W (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Road warriors demand light, compact, powerful adapters capable of rapidly charging all their mission-critical devices. The expanded power range of the new InnoSwitch4-CZ and ClampZero ICs allows charger/adapter designers to easily exceed 23 W per cubic inch …