Due to their plug and play feature, easy installation, and higher power yield under partial shading conditions, microinverters have gained popularity in the roof-top-PV market. This paper explores a converter system for the transfomer-less microinverter with coupled inductor based interleaved boost as the dc-dc stage and half bridge voltage swing (HBVS) inverter as the dc-ac stage. The dc-dc stage is capable of offering high gain with a flexible choice of turns ratio of the coupled inductor but simultaneously maintaining a reduced voltage stress on the main switch. The HBVS inverter has the advantages of reduced capacitor requirement for 120 Hz power decoupling and being half-bridge derived, minimized capacitive-coupled common-mode ground currents. A 300 W GaN based inverter prototype with 30 V nominal dc input and 120 V, 60 Hz nominal ac output and operating at switching frequency of 200/100 kHz has been developed to validate the converter's operation in hardware.