DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas
Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced its gallium nitride
(GaN) technology and C2000™ real-time microcontrollers (MCUs) are
being combined with Delta Electronics' high-efficiency power
electronics expertise in the design of an enterprise server
power-supply unit (PSU) featuring an 80% improvement in power
density with 1% better efficiency — up to 99.2% — for data center
applications, compared to enterprise server power supplies using a
traditional architecture. A 1% improvement equals 1-megawatt (or
800 households) total cost of ownership savings per data center,
according to Energy Innovation1.
Delta Electronics, a global leader in power- and
thermal-management solutions and a leading AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC
power systems provider for a wide range of applications --
including IT, electric vehicle charging, appliances and industrial
power -- chose TI due to its decade-long investment in GaN
technology as well as its real-time control solution with C2000
MCUs. TI uses innovative semiconductor manufacturing processes
to manufacture GaN-on-silicon technology and integrated circuits
(ICs) to help companies such as Delta Electronics create
differentiated applications to more efficiently power data centers
around the world.
"Our passion at TI is to create a better world by making
electronics more affordable through semiconductors, and our GaN
technology enables a whole new world of higher efficiency and
smaller, more reliable solutions," said Steve Lambouses, vice president for High Voltage
Power at TI. "In addition to technology investments, TI's
investments in internal manufacturing will allow new technologies
like GaN to scale quickly and support customers like
"Delta's long-term focus on reducing mankind's carbon footprint
through energy-efficient products and solutions entails long-term
collaboration with industry leaders such as TI in regards to
next-generation technologies. GaN has crossed the threshold from
being a future technology to an immediate, viable option available
today for new designs of power supply systems," said Jimmy Yiin, vice president and general manager
of the Power and System Business Group at Delta Electronics.
"This is especially true for server PSUs, for which we are
looking to exceed 98% efficiency and 100 W/inch3 of
power density. The next several years will be exciting because GaN
will revolutionize power design and architectures as we know them,
which will enable Delta to further cement its position as a leading
provider of energy-saving solutions for data centers and other
Integrated GaN ICs deliver higher efficiency, power density
and system reliability
- In high-voltage, high-power industrial applications, integrated
power-supply solutions are better able to achieve high performance
within limited board space. TI GaN field-effect transistors (FETs)
integrate a fast-switching driver, plus internal protection and
- These ICs are backed by more than 40 million hours of device
reliability testing and more than 5 GWh of power conversion
testing, providing rigorous reliability data to support engineers
who want to consider GaN to build power systems that are smaller,
lighter and more efficient.
- When coupled with TI GaN power solutions, TI C2000 real-time
MCUs deliver benefits such as complex, time-critical processing,
precision control, and software and peripheral scalability.
Additionally, these MCUs fully unlock the potential of GaN-based
power solutions for server PSUs by supporting different
power-design topologies and high switching frequencies to maximize
the design's power efficiency.
Manufacturing and long-term investment strategy offer volume
- TI's unique combination of process, package and circuit-design
techniques simplifies manufacturing and enables the company to
scale GaN-on-silicon production volume by configuring different
options to support the changing needs of telecom, industrial and
- TI's wholly owned GaN epitaxy and assembly/test footprint
enables the company to address tool redundancies, as required.
- TI's long-term investment and flexible manufacturing strategy
will allow the company to grow as a leading GaN and real-time MCU
supplier, as market demand increases and the trend continues toward
smaller systems supporting more data.
TI and Delta Electronics will co-present an "industry insight"
session — "The Impact of GaN Technology and What It May Mean for
Future Industrial Designs" — during the
TI Live! Tech Exchange virtual event, Sept. 27-29, 2021. During the event, TI experts
will discuss power management, automotive, real-time control,
vision sensing and design trends in a series of keynotes,
roundtable discussions, technical sessions and demonstrations.
Learn more at ti.com/techexchange.
For more information, see TI.com/gan.
1 Energy Innovation, "How Much Energy Do Data
Centers Really Use?", March 17,
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