MDC901 Evaluation Kit

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

The MDC901 evaluation kits gives power designers a head start for design-in of the MDC901 200V GaN gate driver. With the MDC901 and GaN HEMTs comprising the half-bridge power stage, the buck converter topology acts as a flexible test platform. 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. 

Multiple EVBs are available to match to your voltage class requirement and preferred GaN HEMT supplier:

All EVBs utilize Würth Elektronik active & passive components.

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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Evaluation kits are 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 applicable 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
MDC901-15I-EVKHB
Description:

150V Half-bridge open-loop evaluation kit utilizing the MDC901 and 150V Innoscience HEMTs

Package:
Evaluation Kit
Status:
In development
MDC901-EVKHB
Description:

100V Half-bridge open-loop evaluation board utilizing the MDC901 and 100V GaN Systems HEMTs

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