Electronic Products – 2016 Product of the Year Award

Electronic Products announces the winners of the “2016 Product of the Year Awards”

January 6, 2017 — The editors of Electronic Products — a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers — have selected 13 winners of the 41st Annual “Product of the Year Awards.”

The editors undertook a rigorous vetting process of products launched in 2016 based on innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance.

The “2016 Product of the Year Awards” were announced in the January 2017 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. Additionally, the winners appear on Electronic Products‘ website.

Telcodium introduces the AC series of redundant power supplies that replace the typical three-module power supply architecture (that have two power supply bricks and an intermediate bus converter [IBC]) with a single power module with redundant ac feeds. The power module operates at 94% true system efficiency (TSE) — reducing average energy loss by 13% or more. To achieve the same TSE with the typical three-module power supply, the bricks and IBC would each need to yield a 97% efficiency — which exceeds the 80Plus Titanium specification (95% x 95% = 90.25%). This has yet to be demonstrated by any other power supply manufacturer. Additionally, the new module is 30% smaller than the typical versions with two bricks and eliminates the standalone IBC.

The high efficiency and size reduction were made possible by the use of JEDEC-qualified 650-V GaN FETs from Transphorm and also some innovative design engineering. The smaller size is a big deal for the targeted market for this power supply, which includes the data center, server, and telecom markets.