Vicor offers line of V-I chip evaluation and validation boards

Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is offering a line of 52 factorized-power-architecture (FPA) customer-evaluation and -validation boards, featuring BCM, PRM, and VTM V-I Chip power components.

May 1st, 2007
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Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is offering a line of 52 factorized-power-architecture (FPA) customer-evaluation and -validation boards, featuring BCM, PRM, and VTM V-I Chip power components. FPA technology and the families of V-I Chip power components offer a new approach to distributed power. Factorizing DC-DC power conversion into its basic functions-isolation and transformation in the VTM units and regulation in the PRM module-provides the most power system performance and cost effectiveness. Unregulated BCM converters complete the line-up. Four PRM non-isolated regulator boards and 13 VTM current multiplier boards are available. A PRM board is selected to match the desired input voltage, and a VTM board is selected to provide the desired output voltage and current. Plugged together, they allow the user to explore FPA’s regulated DC-relatively old capabilities and develop an understanding of the technology. Fourteen 48-volt BCM converter evaluation boards with fixed ratio outputs from 1.5 to 48 volts DC are also available, along with 352- and 384-volt input versions. In addition, 21 BCM validation boards with standard 1/4 brick pinning are designed for engineers to test the performance of the BCM intermediate bus converter in their existing application and enable 300- or 600-watt solutions. The customer-evaluation boards are equipped with test sockets, trim pots, and convenient input and output connections. A detailed User Guide for each board family can be accessed online. “These boards offer a quick and easy way to get an appreciation of the advantages of V-I Chip technology,” says Stephen Oliver, Vicor’s vice president of marketing and sales. For more information contact Vicor online at www.vicorpower.com.

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