Infineon Technologies is working with Worksport in the US on a GaN-based portable power station design.
Worksport will use the Infineon GS-065-060-5-B-A GaN power semiconductors in the power converters for its next generation of COR portable power station to increase efficiency and power density, and Infineon is helping with the optimization of circuits and layout design.
The COR portable power stations are designed for trucks and will provide up to 2kW at 1.5kWh and can be expanded to 6kW with additional batteries. This is intended to work with SOLIS solar-charging tonneau cover to recharge the power station.
The 650V GS-065-060-5-B-A GaN transistor is from last year’s acquisition of GaN Systems and comes in bottom-cooled, low inductance GaNPX package. It has a simple gate drive requirements of 0 V to 6 V and transient tolerant gate drive of -20 / +10 V.
“Infineon’s high-quality standard and solid supply chain provide us with the best components to ensure power-dense converters for our COR system product line and contribute to a first-class end product performance,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi.
The company’s COR battery system can be integrated into a pickup truck or recharged by any solar panel or wall outlet. By replacing the former silicon switch in the power converter with Infineon’s GaN power semiconductors and operating the transistors at higher switching frequency, Worksport will be able to reduce the battery system weight by 33 percent and system costs by up to 25 percent.
“In order to further drive electrification and decarbonization, the industry’s power designs require innovation,” said Johannes Schoiswohl, Business Line Head GaN Systems of Infineon’s Power & Sensor Systems Division. “With our GaN power semiconductors we enable Worksport to create the next generation portable power stations that users require.”