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Vicor Introduces New 700V K of 1/16 Bus Converter

September 26, 2017

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ZVS Buck RegulatorsVicor has added a new fixed-ratio high-voltage bus converter to its bus converter module (BCM) lineup. The new 700V K of 1/16 BCM offers a power level of 1.75 kW and a peak efficiency of 97%, with a power density of 700W/in³. The device is available in the thermally adept 4414 (111 x 36 x 9.3 mm) VIA package, with either a chassis-mount or board-mount option and 4.3 kV of galvanic isolation. The robust VIA package also provides integrated PMBus™ communication, EMI filtering, and voltage transient protection. These flexible modules can be easily paralleled into higher power arrays. In addition, the BCM outputs can be connected in series for higher output voltages.

 

BCMs are ideal power components for a broad range of applications such as tethered unmanned vehicles, power distribution systems, and 3-Phase front ends. BCMs can also be used as isolated unregulated front ends, which can then feed a multiplicity of Vicor’s ZVS PoL Buck and Buck-Boost regulators or PRMs and VTMs in a factorized power architecture.

 

The new higher voltage BCMs are available in either “T-Grade” (-40°C to 100°C) or “C-Grade” (-20°C to 100°C) temperature grades. A Mil-Grade rating (-55°C to 100°C) is scheduled for release by the end of 2017.

 

BCM Family

Part Number VIN VOUT IOUT
Continuous
Peak
Efficiency
Release Status
BCM4414xG0F4440yzz 400V – 700V 25V – 43.75V 40A 97% Released
 

700V BCMs Support 3-Phase Applications
Providing DC-DC conversion after AC rectification and PFC, the 700V BCM provides a small, efficient, power component for power system designers to develop very compact and cost-effective 3-Phase systems with an SELV output. The 400V – 700V input capable device addresses nominal 380VRMS and 400VRMS input AC-DC conversion needs, commonly found in industrial applications.

 

Remote Unmanned Vehicles Benefit from High-Voltage DC Transmission and Bidirectional Capability
The 1:16 transformation ratio and bidirectional operation makes the UHV BCM an ideal solution for remote unmanned vehicles used in air, sea, or underground exploration. Bidirectional operation enables systems to step up then step down line voltage to take advantage of reduced I2R losses, which dramatically improves power distribution cable size, weight, and costs with significant system efficiency improvements. By using higher voltages for transmission, the tether cross sectional area and thus the weight can be reduced to allow for greater operating range of the UAV.

 

Learn more about the new Ultra High Voltage Bus Converter Module

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

 

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 Power System Designer, engineers can 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.

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