Vicor High Density (HD) Bricks ramp up to 51% greater power density - Embedded.com

Vicor High Density (HD) Bricks ramp up to 51% greater power density

VicorCorporation announces that its new isolated DC-DC HD Bricks provide up to 51% greater power density than competing brick products, with efficiency levels up to 94%.

The first two standard offerings in Vicor's HD Brick Series portfolio are a 320 W HD Brick with nominal 28 Vin (16 – to 50 V input range) and 28 Vout in a 48.6 x 46.5 x 16mm package, and a 400 W HD Brick with nominal 300 Vin (180 – 420 V input range) and 12 Vout in a 57 x 46.5 x 16mm package.

These DC-DC converters are available in flange and flangeless versions, can operate in harsh environments, and support three temperature grades, including operation to -55OC. They can be deployed in combination with Vicor's ZVS Buck Regulators and VI Chip(R) power components to power the point of load portion of the power system.

Vicor's 400 W HD Brick DC-to-DC converters are available now with pricing starting at $166 each for 500 unit volumes. 320 W HD Bricks will be available later in Q2, with pricing starting at $142 each for 500 unit volumes.

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