Vicor introduces user-defined, high-performance VI chip PRM modules

Vicor Corporation has launched new user-configurability capabilities for its high-performance VI Chip PRM modules. The new PowerBench tool suite will enable designers to customise 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.

The PowerBench online tool suite provides designers with 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 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.

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.”


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