Vicor announced 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 valuable board space. ChiP DCMs can be utilized for a wide range of applications requiring high power density and thermal management flexibility.
Vicor’s 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, these novel power components enable dense, efficient and scalable source-to-load power system solutions.
The announcement features two pre-configured ChiP DCMs. The first is a 4623 (46x23 mm) 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 (36x23 mm) 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 75.9 W/cm3 power density and 93% efficiency, with parallel array capability of up to eight units.
Pricing and Availability
Vicor’s 600 W 4623 ChiP DCMs and 320 W 3623 ChiP DCMs are available for order today from Vicor and its authorized distributors. 600 W ChiP DCM pricing is from $130 for 1,000 unit volumes.