Energy Efficiency

ChiP-based DCM Converter Modules Deliver up to 1244 W/in3

Vicor Corporation today during PCIM Europe announced a new platform of isolated, regulated dc-dc converter modules based on the company’s Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Delivering up to 2X the power density of conventional dc-dc converters, Vicor’s new ChiP DCMs™ enable power engineers to conserve valuable board space. ChiP DCMs can be utilized for a wide range of applications requiring high power density and thermal management flexibility. Vicor’s ChiP DCM platform spans dc-dc conversion requirements from 12 V to 420V input and 12V to 55V output. Coupled with FPATM and ZVS regulators, these novel power components enable dense, efficient and scalable source-to-load power system solutions.

Today’s announcement features two pre-configured ChiP DCMs. The first is a 4623 (46x23mm) 600 W ChiP DCM, with nominal 290 Vin and 13.8 Vout for applications such as HV Li-Ion battery to 12V systems. The second is a 3623 (36x23mm) 320W ChiP DCM with 16-50 Vin range and nominal 28 Vout, optimized for 28V MIL-COTS systems. ChiP DCMs provide up to 1244 W/in3 power density and 93% efficiency, with parallel array capability of up to eight units.

Vicor’s 600W 4623 ChiP DCMs and 320 W 3623 ChiP DCMs are available for order today from Vicor and its authorized distributors. 600W ChiP DCM pricing is from $130 for 1,000 unit volumes.

Vicor Corporation
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