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Vicor introduces modular power platform

12 November 2008 Power Electronics / Power Management

Vicor has introduced an advanced modular power platform in the form of the VI BRICK. The family incorporates the technical attributes of VI Chip technology and a robust packaging that facilitates thermal management and through-hole assembly. Models include high-current density low-voltage DC-DC converters, a wide range of highly efficient bus converters (BCM), and individual modules – PRM and VTM – for both regulation and transformation.

VI BRICK BCMs provide a solution for Intermediate Bus Architecture or point-of-load (POL) designs that require multiple output voltages. They are available with nominal input voltages including 48 V d.c. and high voltage up to 380 V d.c., and a wide array of output voltages from 1,5 to 48 V d.c.

VI BRICK PRM and VTM modules offer a flexible and scalable architecture for DC-DC power conversion utilising Factorised Power in a robust ‘brick-like’ package designed for efficient thermal management. The very flexible architecture facilitates several design configurations including multiple outputs, high power arrays, high-current/low voltage, high voltage, and separation of regulation and transformation for board spacing and thermal management. These models include six PRM regulation modules which perform the regulation function and 12 VTM transformation modules that take the ‘factorised bus voltage’ from the PRM and provide transformation and isolation.

VI BRICK models are available in a base operating temperature grade of –40 to +100°C, with a slotted-flange baseplate and through-hole pin style. All modules of the family are RoHS compliant and compatible with lead-free wave soldering processes.





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