ERICSSON POWER MODULES achieves finalist selection

by donpedro

Ericsson Power Modules has been chosen as a finalist in EDN magazine’s prestigious “Innovation Awards” for 2010. Power Modules’ entry cleverly combines the technical excellence of its ‘3E’ series BMR454 DC/DC converter with the benefits of Dynamic Bus Voltage (DBV). DBV delivers the ability to adjust the level of the bus voltage to suit varying load conditions, further maximising power system efficiency.
The annual EDN Innovation Awards honor outstanding engineering professionals and products. The awards carry special meaning because a jury of their peers chooses the winners. First, EDN accepts nominations from the industry via its web site. Next, working in panels organized by areas of expertise, EDN’s technical editors select the most deserving nominees as finalists. On February 17th, EDN published the names of the finalists and information about them both in print and on the magazine’s web site. EDN then invited its worldwide audience of engineers and engineering managers to vote using an online ballot. EDN uses a combination of these audience votes, balloting by the EDN Editorial Advisory Board, and voting by EDN’s editorial staff to determine the ultimate winners.
“It is very apt that Ericsson Power Modules has achieved finalist status in the power supplies category of EDN’s Innovation Awards for a product that is so innovative. It is also a strong sign that digital power technology, originally introduced by Ericsson in 2008, is recognized worldwide as leading edge technology to power ICT applications,” said Patrick Le Fèvre – Marketing and Communication Director at Ericsson Power Modules. “Historically we have been very successful at winning industry awards – including an EDN Innovation Award – and I’m excited at the prospect of repeating that performance.”
Delivering as much as 240W with 95% efficiency, Ericsson Power Modules’ BMR454 DC/DC converter family offers double the power of most eighth-brick modules that offer isolated, tightly-regulated output voltages. Fully capable of standalone operation to suit traditional intermediate-bus and DC/DC regulator applications, these modules convert 36 – 75VDC power to 3.3/5/9/12V output levels with ±2% regulation. In a first for the industry, the modules include a PMBus interface and power-management subsystem that allows users to monitor and adjust numerous operating parameters in real time. This makes it easy to construct systems that actively manage power conversion to optimize their performance across a very wide range of loads.
Factors driving the demand for this type of product are the need for increased performance levels embracing lower power consumption, reduced heat generated by power conversion stages, reduced environmental impact and total cost of ownership, and forthcoming regulations requiring energy data measurement.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment