19 October 2023

Power Integrations Inc of San Jose, CA, USA, which provides high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, is providing PowiGaN gallium nitride (GaN) technology, expert design support, and financial sponsorship for Team aCentauri in the 3000km Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which begins in Darwin on 22 October with 38 entrants and is expected to conclude in Adelaide on 29 October after crossing the Australian Outback.

“After studying Power Integrations’ extensive list of reference designs, Team aCentauri asked us to help them design a power converter based on the 750V InnoSwitch3-EP with PowiGaN technology,” says Trevor Hiatt, director of marketing at Power Integrations. “With our IC and expert design support, the team not only boosted energy efficiency to 95.7% while the system operates at maximum power but also improved efficiency by more than 50% while the system drives light loads – which is most of the time.”

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