Easy to implement
Simple heat management
Easily adapt to requirements
Simpler strategy and implementation: a power delivery network using the modular approach
Using miniaturized power modules with up to 5x the density, the modular approach uses less real estate, leaving more room for functionality. High efficiency modules require much simpler thermal management and allow for flexible and scalable designs that are simpler and quicker to design and update.
Complex discrete solution
Requiring considerable expertise, time and effort throughout the design process, this approach uses hundreds of components and each needs procurement and validation. Change is disruptive and risky to schedules and technical requirements.
Inflexible silver box
Adding more loads or changing power or voltage levels is not practical. Routing voltages consume space and weight for the box and the cables, and the box is susceptible to noise and external interference.
Power delivery networks easily adapt to change
Simple, easy architecture
Individual modules perform the needed conversion at each load.
When power needs change
To accommodate a load with updated requirements, simply replace modules.
Support an additional load
When a design requires a new load, simply add another module.
Reduce rail losses
Separate regulation and transformation functions for current multiplication using Vicor Factorized Power Architecture.
Double the power at a load
Add a second or third module to multiply the power to a load.
Create a SELV bus
When drawing from a high-voltage source, use a high-efficiency fixed ratio module to create a SELV bus.
Significantly faster time-to-market
Our customers have told us the modular approach can take less than half the time of designing and testing a discrete solution.
The flexibility and scalability of Vicor power modules allow for an easy and quick redesign in order to power a new feature.
It’s also quick to re-architect a power delivery network for use in a new project by simply using different modules that match new power needs.
Use our tools to create a power delivery network
Modular PDNs in industry applications
High-density, high-power modules enable lighter, safer, lower cost tether cables to extend missions
Converting the high-voltage xEV battery to 48V or 12V, eliminating intermediate batteries
High-efficiency, high-density modules free up space for advanced communications and extend range