Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of 650 V GaN Half-Bridge Driver IC Evaluation Board from GaN Systems

Allows users to easily evaluate GaN in an ultra-small layout for a highly cost-effective solution

February 5, 2020 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation board from GaN Systems Inc.

The GS-EVB-HB-66508B-ON1 evaluation board consists of an NCP51820 gate drive solution from ON Semiconductor, with two GaN Systems GS66508B GaN E-HEMTs in a fully functional, highly integrated half-bridge. The 1 MHz operation and 200 V/ns CMTI allow high power density GaN-based system designs.

The new evaluation board allows users to easily evaluate GaN in an ultra-small layout with the NCP51280 gate driver, for a highly cost-effective solution.

The GS-EVB-HB-66508B-ON1 is suitable a range of applications, including:

  • AC-DC adapters for mobile, OLED TV, gaming
  • Datacenter power supplies, PV inverters/ESS
  • Bridgeless totem pole PFC, LLC, ACF, ZVS

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the GS-EVB-HB-66508B-ON1 webpage; or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from GaN Systems, please visit the GaN Systems storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at

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