MDC901 Evaluation Kit

GaN Based High-End Step Down Converter Evaluation Kit
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200 V GaN Gate Driver EVB

The MDC901-EVKHB evaluation kit gives power designers a head start for design-in of the MDC901 200V GaN gate driver. The evaluation board (EVB) utilizes GaN System’s 100V enhancement mode HEMTs and Würth Elektronik components in a half-bridge configuration. The kit provides complete out-of-the-box testing capabilities for quick implementation. At a PCB size of 80x90mm², the evaluation board is compact and is accompanied with all required components to directly begin testing.

Key EVB Features

    • Tunable dead-time for optimal switching match
      • Default: automatic deadtime
      • Manual deadtime adjustment 
    • Separate turn-on/off programmable feed-forward dead-time
    • Diagnostics functions (output pins)
      • Gate signal monitoring outputs
      • Undervoltage lockout for HS and LS
    • Thermal management
      • Heat sink & fan (supplied with EVK) 
      • Die temperature monitoring
      • Board temperature measurement
    • On-board power module for fan supply & gate driver (internally regulated to 5V)
    • Fast design-in thanks to EVB layout examples
Evaluation Kit Contents
  • Fully assembled MDC901 EVB
  • Input and output bus power cables with clamped ring connectors
  • Heatsink with fan
  • Plexi protection board
  • Spacer studs
  • Robust storage container
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This evaluation kit is available with support from the following partners:


Evaluation Board Layout


The evaluation board is designed to enable full MDC901 function testing with the EVB. Below is a breakdown of the main PCB functional blocks, illustrating the main features and external power supply connections. For in-depth usage of the EVB, refer to the Technical Manual (under Technical Documentation below), which includes a handling guide, PCB schematics, example board performance and more.

Get in touch for access to the PCB database. For product questions and technical assistance, please contact support@mindcet.com.

Evaluation Board Functional Blocks

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Ordering Information

Product
Description
Package
Status
Order
MDC901-EVKHB
Description:

100V Half-bridge open-loop evaluation board as a full plug-and-play kit for MDC901

Package:
Evaluation Kit
Status:
Available
MDC901-ES
Description:

Engineering sample of the MDC901 GaN gate driver

Package:
QFN56 (7x7 mm²)
Status:
Available
MDC901
Description:

High performance, 200 V GaN gate driver in QFN package

Package:
QFN56 (7x7 mm²)
Status:
In development
Available soon