For Immediate Release

Vicor Corporation Introduces BCM® Bus Converter Modules with Unprecedented Performance

New 6123 ChiP-based DC-DC converters provide up to 98% efficiency and power density up to 2,870 W/in3


Andover, MA – October 20, 2015 – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced the expansion of its Bus Converter Module (BCM®) series of isolated, fixed conversion ratio, DC-DC converters. The new converters, which combine Vicor’s sine-amplitude DC-DC conversion technology with Vicor’s unique thermally adept Converter housed in Package (ChiP) packaging technology, feature more than five times the output power capability, 25% lower heat loss and over four times the power density of best-in-class contemporary products.


Designed for use in nominal 48 Volt power systems, these new converters operate over an input voltage range of 36 to 60 Volts and are available in two conversion factors: a K=1/4 unit with output voltage that is one-fourth of its input voltage and delivers up to 1,950 Watts of power; and a K=1/6 unit with output voltage that is one-sixth of its input voltage and delivers up to 1,500 Watts of power. Available in a 6123 (61 x 23 mm) ChiP through-hole package, the units feature a typical 98% operating efficiency and market-leading power density of up to 2,870 W/in3. Configuration options include Analog or PMBus[a] control interfaces and commercial or military temperature operating ranges.


Requiring less board area and fewer thermal management and output filter components than other solutions, these new BCMs, when combined with downstream regulators, enable customers to configure low cost 48 Volt power systems – as used, for example, in Telecom and Datacom datacenters and Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications – with unprecedented levels of density and efficiency.


Power Component Design Methodology
Vicor’s Power Component Design Methodology enables power system designers to reap all of the benefits of modular power component design – predictable component and system functionality and reliability, fast design cycles, and easy system configurability, re-configurability and scaling – while achieving system operating efficiency, power density and economy that rival the best alternative solutions. Utilizing Vicor’s online tools, power system designers select from an extensive portfolio of proven Vicor power components to architect, optimize and simulate their complete power system, all the way from their input sources to their points of load. This innovative approach to power system design delivers fast time-to-market and state-of-the-art performance while minimizing the possibility of last minute surprises and delays that so often occur with conventional or custom design methodologies.


Pricing and Availability
Product and demo boards are available now. Pricing starts at $150 in 1,000 unit volumes for the 6123 ChiP packaged device. Visit the website for more information. To order, email, call 1-800-735-6200 or visit us at



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About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of load.


Vicor, Converter housed in Package and BCM are trademarks of Vicor Corporation.

[a] The PMBus name SMIF, Inc and logo are trademarks of SMIL, Inc.

Colin Boroski
Rainier Communications
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