Its GaN FETs, says the company, are proven to reliably perform under harsh environments with high efficiency in various power applications, thereby minimizing wasted electricity. To date, says the company, it is the only high-voltage GaN supplier to publicly announce a customer's products currently in production are known to be used for crypto mining purposes.
"Transphorm is uniquely positioned to service the crypto mining industry like no other GaN supplier," says Kenny Yim, Vice President of Asia Sales, Transphorm. "We have the right platform, in the right packaging that delivers the required performance and reliability. Plus, we have the proven experience with customers already in production. As the Bitcoin market continues to ramp, the power supply capabilities will need to keep pace. We’ll be the company helping PSU manufacturers do just that."
The company says its products can help address the power problem associated with Bitcoin mining - a power-hungry process involving heavy computation to verify transactions, and one in which the power supply has been identified as "the component that takes the most stress in a cryptocurrency mining rig." To meet the performance demand, says the company, the often-sourced Cybenetics requirements for mining-ready PSUs recommends baseline operational and support specifications to include:
- Minimum one-year warranty for the ability to operate 24/7 under full load at temperatures ranging between 30°C to 35°C
- 230VAC input capability to achieve 1 to 2% higher efficiency
The CORSAIR AX1600i 1600-W ATX power supply has been identified as the choice PSU to support crypto mining as it meets and exceeds the above requirements. That device, says the company, is powered by its GaN FETs in an AC-to-DC power factor correction (PFC) power stage to maximize efficiency no matter the input voltage and comes with a 10-year warranty.
The company says its GaN platform differs from competitive solutions in ways that are crucial to meeting crypto mining PSU performance requirements. For example, it is one of the few high-voltage GaN manufacturers that is vertically integrated, controlling the innovation and advancement of the FET design itself, the epitaxial starting material, and the manufacturing process.
Currently, says the company, it is continuing to drive design wins into higher power applications to include crypto mining PSUs ranging from 1600 W to 3600 W.
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