Vicor introduces user-defined, high-performance VI Chip PRM Modules at APEC 2013



At this year's APEC 2013 power conference and exhibition, Vicor unveiled new user-configurability capabilities for its high-performance VI Chip® PRM® modules. The new PowerBench tool suite equips designers to customize and simulate efficient PRM modules for use as PoL buck-boost regulators or to drive VTM® current multipliers and meet a broad range of PoL power requirements. Vicor's PowerBench online tool suite gives designers the flexibility to specify the voltage, current and protection parameters of their PRM module and immediately simulate their models in application-specific operating conditions. Incorporating Vicor's high-frequency ZVS buck-boost technology, customer-configurable VI Chip PRM modules can deliver up to 500 Watts at over 97% efficiency, at unprecedented power densities of up to 1,700 W/in3 (103 W/cm3). Models are available in both full-chip and half-chip packages with input voltage ranges of both 36 - 75 V and 38 - 55 V, and, when used as a PoL buck-boost regulator, provides a user- defined output between 26 V and 52 V. When used with VI Chip VTM current multiplier modules, PRMs efficiently support output voltages from 0.5 V to 55 Vdc. Vicor's online PowerBench tools afford designers a fast and efficient pathway to customizing VI Chip PRM modules to meet their exacting requirements for high-power applications. Data sheets, part numbers and pricing information are provided for designers' uniquely-configured devices, and devices are shipped to customers within 5 business days. "With this new capability, designers have more control over device performance, can protect downstream devices, simplify and - with a 5 day turnaround - significantly speed up designs," said Steve Oliver, VP of VI Chip Marketing, Vicor. "Vicor's automated manufacturing capabilities enable an exceptional level of functionality at an everyday price." Vicor's online configuration tool for its VI Chip PRM modules is available for use today via Vicor's PowerBench online design center. Vicor will be demonstrating its new configurable VI Chip PRM modules and online design tools this week at APEC 2013. Attendees can visit Vicor in Booth # 731. Vicor