New DCMs Extend Flexible Family of DC-DC Converters

March 16, 2015

Vicor ChiP DCMsToday we announced that we have added a range of new products to our family of isolated, regulated DC-DC Converter Modules (DCMs). Built on the Converter housed in Package (ChiP) platform, the DCM family is like the “Swiss Army Knife” of converters, enabling DC-DC conversion for a wide range of different applications. Particularly where engineers need to optimize systems for size, space or weight.

DCMs provide isolation, regulation and voltage transformation in a compact, thermally efficient package, replacing the functionality of products such as Bricks in a significantly smaller package. The flexibility of the DCM family means that they can be used in a wide variety of applications, includingindustrial, electric vehicles/hybrid-electric vehicles, rugged systems, , aerospace telecommunications and datacommuications equipment.

The family of DCMs now supports nominal input voltages of 24, 28, 48, 270, 290, and 300 Volts with nominal outputs of 48, 36, 28, 24, 15, 12, and 5 Volts. The products deliver typical efficiencies of 93% and power density up to 1,244 W/in3 (more than twice the density of similar products). Two through-hole packages are available: a 4623 (46 x 23 mm) ChiP package capable of up to 600 W of power and a 3623 (36 x 23 mm) that delivers up to 320 W of power. For applications that require higher power, up to eight DCMs can be paralleled in an array without derating or additional circuitry.

For applications that do not have demanding regulation requirements, the DCM can provide a complete DC-DC, power solution, or they can be coupled with other Vicor power components, using the power component design methodology, to support more demanding systems.

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