Vicor launches ChiP-based DCM converter modules - Embedded.com

Vicor launches ChiP-based DCM converter modules

Vicor Corporation has launched 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 board space. ChiP DCMs can be utilized for a wide range of applications requiring high power density and thermal management flexibility.

The ChiP DCM platform spans DC-DC conversion requirements from 12 V to 420 V input and 12 V to 55 V output. Coupled with FPATM and ZVS regulators, the power components enable dense, efficient and scalable source-to-load power system solutions.

The first ChiP DCM 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 12 V systems. The second is a 3623 (36x23mm) 320 W ChiP DCM with 16-50 Vin range and nominal 28 Vout, optimized for 28 V 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.

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