Vicor announced 25 new DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) with tighter output voltage regulation of ±1 %. The new power components allow engineers to drive loads that require tighter regulation with minimal additional circuitry or downstream components.
The new DCMs are flexible solutions for a range of defense and industrial applications such as UAV, ground vehicle, radar, transportation and industrial controls. A wide operating temperature range is supported, and the DCMs are also available in M-grade, which can perform at temperatures as low as -55 °C.
These components are packaged in ChiP (Converter housed in Package) technology, and operate from an unregulated, wide range input to generate an isolated, regulated DC output. With their high frequency zero-voltage switching (ZVS) topology, the DCM converter consistently delivers high efficiency across its entire input voltage range.
These DCMs offer unrivalled power densities of 1,032 W/in3 that, coupled with the minimal number of additional components required, enable engineers to create extremely compact solutions to their power challenges.