Powerbox Australia announces the availability of ChiP-based DCM DC-DC converter modules from Vicor designed to offer up to 1244 W/in³ power density and up to 93% efficiency.
The new isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules are based on Vicor’s Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. Delivering up to twice the power density of conventional DC-DC converters, Vicor’s new ChiP DCMs enable power engineers to conserve valuable board space in a wide range of applications requiring high power density and thermal management flexibility. Coupled with FPATM and ZVS regulators, these innovative power components enable dense, efficient and scalable source-to-load power system solutions.
The new DC-DC converter modules find application in industrial, defence, aerospace and automotive (hybrid and electric vehicles) segments.
Key features of Vicor’s ChiP DCM platform include DC-DC input ranges from 16V to 50V and 160V to 420V; two pre-configured ChiP DCMs including a 4623 (46x23mm) 60W ChiP DCM, with nominal 290 Vin and 13.8 Vout for applications such as HV Li-Ion battery to 12V systems, and a 3623 (36x23mm) 320W ChiP DCM with 16-50 Vin range and nominal 28 Vout, optimised for 28V MIL-COTS systems; and up to 1244 W/in³ power density, 4242 Vdc isolation, and 93% efficiency, with parallel array capability of up to eight units.
Key benefits of Vicor’s ChiP-based DCM DC-DC converter modules include ZVS high frequency switching; fully operational current limit; OV, OC, UV, short circuit and thermal protection; higher power density leading to lower power system weight and size, leaving more room for other functions or improving overall efficiency; better vehicle range, longer battery life and reduced cooling needs; and low profile filter design.