Ericsson Power Modules’ PKM5000D was launched in June 2010 as a flexible, 4:1 input voltage DC/DC converter. Designed primarily to simplify base station design, the quarter brick, isolated converter is also suited to a wide range of other applications including ICT, transportation, test equipment and process control. It offers designers the opportunity to use the same product for both 24V and 48V systems.
PKM50000D’s industry-standard footprint also makes it easy for designers to upgrade existing 24V or 48V boards by replacing 2:1 input DC/DC converters with the wide-input module. No board re-design is necessary.
At the time of launch, the 120W PKM5000D offered 20 percent more power than similar products in quarter brick format. It also raised the bar for half-load efficiency to 91.8 percent at 27V and 89 percent at 53V input voltage. High MTBF and a host of industry leading control, monitoring and protection features complete the outstanding product specification.
The editors of Electronic Products China have chosen Ericsson's product, PKM5000D, as a winner of 2010 Product of the Year Awards. Our editors evaluated hundreds of products launched in 2010 in China on the basis of significant advancement in technology or functionality, meeting the requirements of application trends, and ease of system development. The PKM5000D demonstrated success in its category, said Scott Li, Vice Executive Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Products China.
“It is a testament to the skills and innovation of Ericsson Power Modules’ team that we should receive this award. Our products have been selected as the best-in-class for power conversion by Electronic Products China since the publication started this awards program in 2008 and we are very honored to have achieved a double-win,” commented Patrick Le Fèvre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules.