Intermediate bus converters pin-compatible with eighth- and quarter-brick converters introduced by Vicor

ANDOVER, Mass., 2 Feb. 2011. Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the IBC048 series of VI BRICK intermediate bus converters that provide pin-compatible upgrades for eighth-brick and quarter-brick bus converters. The power electronics devices come in 300- and 500-Watt models, providing 9.6 volts or 12 volts outputs from a nominal 48 volts input with a voltage range extending from 38 volts to 55 volts.

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ANDOVER, Mass., 2 Feb. 2011. Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the IBC048 series of VI BRICK intermediate bus converters that provide pin-compatible upgrades for eighth-brick and quarter-brick bus converters. The power electronics devices come in 300- and 500-Watt models, providing 9.6 volts or 12 volts outputs from a nominal 48 volts input with a voltage range extending from 38 volts to 55 volts.The Vicor (NASDAQ: VICR) power-management devices are available as drop-in replacements for industry standard eighth-brick and quarter-brick 5:1 and 4:1 intermediate bus converters. Sales of eighth-brick and quarter-brick bus converters have been restricted by a U.S. District Court injunction against manufacturers found to infringe patent claims asserted by SynQor Inc., Vicor officials say.The VI BRICK bus converters use the same ZCS/ZVS engine that has powered V.I chips. "From the 'brick' paradigm in the 1980s, Vicor has invested a substantial portion of its revenues in the R&D necessary to architect game-changing innovation in power electronics," says Robert Marchetti, senior manager of product marketing for Vicor's Brick Business Unit.

"With this product line, we are re-packaging remarkable advances achieved with V.I chips and applying this technology to an established market that is suffering from industrywide shortages while still relying on traditional brick form factors," Marchetti says.

For more information contact Vicor online at www.vicorpower.com.

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