VPT has announced that its GaN-based SGRB series of DC-DC converters won the Military and Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Platinum recognition, which is its highest honour.
This distinction recognises companies in the aerospace and defence electronics industries who have made groundbreaking contributions and offered innovative solutions for design challenges.
The SGRB series of DC-DC converters are specifically designed for the harsh radiation environments of space applications. Using advanced GaN-based technology, the SGRB series was developed to provide a solution that increases power supply efficiency, resulting in reduced system size, weight and cost.
With up to 95% efficiency, the GaN technology results in greater efficiency compared to traditional radiation-hardened silicon products. It has been designed specifically for space-borne telecommunications where high efficiency, low noise and radiation tolerance are imperative.
VPT director of engineering Jeremy Ferrell said: “We are honoured that our SGRB series has been recognised with the platinum level award by the Military and Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards judges.
“We appreciate the recognition of the work we put into developing this innovative GaN-based DC-DC converter for space applications.”
Military and Aerospace Electronics began presenting the Innovators Awards in 2016, giving recognition to the top entries across three levels – platinum, gold and silver, as determined by a panel of expert judges from the aerospace and defence community.
The Platinum award level recognises a superb innovation, which is characterised by a groundbreaking approach to meeting a need and / or a new level of performance, efficiency, ease-of-use or additional beneficial quality.
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