V.I Chip Corp. Introduces Powertrain Solution For High Voltage DC Distribution In Data Centers

V.I Chip Corp., a subsidiary of Vicor Corp.,announced the availability of a 330W, 380 to 48Vdc, 1/16th brick footprint BCM™ bus converter to complete the powertrain conversion to processor and memory loads in HV DC distribution data centers.

The VIB0002TFJ uses a MHz-switching ZVS, ZCS Sine Amplitude Converter (SAC)™ with a high power density of 1,150W per cubic inch and more than 95% efficiency, providing more than 4000V of safety isolated 330W power for downstream loads. In parallel ’eco-array’ configurations, 380 to 48V conversion is achieved at more than 90% efficiency from 10% light load all the way to full-load at multi-kW power levels.

"The new BCM provides a vital link in the progression to 380Vdc data centers, enabling a safe, elegant conversion to the industry-recognized 48Vdc rail. From there, it’s an easy, highly efficient step to high current, sub-1 V loads using established Factorized Power Architecture components," said Stephen Oliver, VP Marketing and Sales. "The small size and high power density allows a flexible architectural choice for the system designer to locate the power conversion stage per rack, per shelf or even on the individual processor blade itself."

The BCM V.I Chip package is compatible with standard pick-and-place and surface-mount assembly processes. The VIB0002TFJ is priced at less than $35 in OEM quantities and is available from stock.

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