On-board train control and monitoring systems (TCMS) and traction systems have a major role in the design of modern trains.
Train operating companies are now asking for trains that are capable of more than a simple passenger journey from one location to another. Modern “intelligent” train control and monitoring systems play a vital role in the provision of reliable, adaptable and flexible trains necessary to provide dependable train services that meet the expectations of today’s customers. Increased utilization of intelligent on-board systems, combined with reliable high-integrity development methodologies, can provide today’s operating companies with modern systems that meet their safety, operational and maintenance needs. These intelligent systems can also be adapted to meet changing and long-term business needs.
Our customer develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and service in the railway market. In particular, they are developing control and monitoring systems both for underground wagons and for trains.
Vicor’s new “V” series (10-36 V input) VI-2 and VIJ 10-36 V products are ideal for this kind of application because they offer the wide range of input voltage required by these systems, which are supplied by the train battery at 24 Vin.
These Vicor products are electrically and mechanically rugged, and are built to high standards that tolerate the harsh environments traditionally associated with the transportation industry. They are among the smallest, high-density modules in the industry and meet industry-standard requirements and regulations, such as EN50155.