Vicor introduces tightly regulated DC-DC converter ChiP modules

Vicor has added four additional ChiP modules to its extensive DCM family and are available in the 3623(36 x 23mm) ChiP (Converter housed in Package) offering a power density of 1,032W/i​​n3.

The 80W DCM ChiPs, feature a wide-input voltage range of 9V to 75V and are available with nominal output voltages of 12V, 24V, 28V and 48V, with a voltage regulation range of ±1%.

The DCM ChiP is a DC-DC converter module that provides a proven, faster power system design option than alternate discrete solutions. DCMs operate from an unregulated, wide-range input to generate an isolated, regulated DC output. By using a high frequency, zero-voltage switching (ZVS) topology, DCMs consistently deliver high efficiency across their entire input voltage range.

These DCMs are used broadly across defense and industrial applications where tighter output voltage regulation is required. These applications include UAV, ground vehicle, radar, transportation and industrial controls. The DCM ChiPs are available in M-grade, which can perform at temperatures as low as -55°C.