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Vicor delivers DCM converter modules

18 Mar 2015

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Vicor introduced its DCM converter modules, an addition to its series of DC-DC converters within Vicor's converter housed in package (ChiP) power component platform, at the APEC 2015. The DCMs provides nominal input voltages of 24V, 28V, 48V, 270V, 290V and 300V with nominal outputs of 48V, 36V, 28V, 24V, 15V, 12V and 5V. They are available in packages of up to 600W and may be used for critical applications such as aerospace, EV/HEV, rugged systems, industrial and telecom/datacom.

Vicor will also unveil its latest high-performance power components and demonstrate the enhancements to the PowerBench power system design tool suite at the conference.

DCMs can be coupled with Vicor FPA or ZVS regulators, enabling power solutions that deliver dense, efficient and scalable source-to-load power. Designers can couple DCMs downstream with Vicor's ChiP and SiP (system in package) point-of-load regulators.

By utilising Vicor's DC-ZVS topology within the DCM series, 93 per cent typical efficiency can be achieved, along with power density exceeding two times that of conventional DC-DC converters. With power density up to 1,244W/in3, DCMs enable engineers to optimise end systems for size, space and weight. In addition, up to eight DCMs can be paralleled in an array without derating or additional circuitry. When configured in such an array, up to a 4.8kW DC-DC solution can be achieved.

Vicor's DCMs are available in two through-hole packages: a 4623 (46mm x 23mm) ChiP package capable of up to 600W of power and a 3623 (36mm x 23mm) ChiP package capable of up to 320W of power.

Pricing starts at $82.14 in 1,000 unit volumes for the 3623 ChiP packaged device.

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