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Isolated, Regulated DC-DCs for Rail, Industrial and Defense/Aerospace

October 10, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Power density, low weight and ease-of-use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated dc-dc converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defense/aerospace applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family, a lower-power variant of the Vicor DCM3623 series deliver 35W to 120W and are targeted to meet these important requirements.

Packaged in a 22 x 23 x 7mm ChiP, the new series offers engineers wide input voltage ranges of 43- to 154-V, 14- to 72-V and 9- to 50-V with efficiencies up to 90.5%. Vicor DCMs use high-frequency zero-voltage switching topology to achieve leading thermal and electrical performance with power densities five times greater than competing dc-dc converters.

For rail transport applications: Modern rail infrastructure requires a wide range of dc-dc converters to power a variety of new safety systems and passenger services, as well as creating a need for performance improvements in existing systems for both freight and commuter markets. Power density, efficiency and ease of use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated dc-dc converter systems for modern rail applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family is a lower-power and smaller package variant of the DCM3623 family and provides power system engineers a smaller footprint option with input voltage ranges that meet multiple EN50155 standards.

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For military applications: The new DCM2322 ChiPs are designed to meet the SWAP-C demands in a broad range of defense and aerospace applications including ground, air and sea, communications and imaging systems. Both T-grade (-40 to 125°C) and M-grade (-55 to 125°C) options are available.

New DCM2322 ChiP Family of Parts

Package Size: 0.97 x 0.90 x 0.30in

  • 43- to 154-V input
    • 3V output at 40W
    • 5V output at 60W
  • 12V, 15V, 24V, 28V, 48V output at 120W
  • 14- to 72-V input
    • 3V output at 35W
    • 5V output at 50W
    • 12V, 15V, 24V, 28V, 48V output at 100W
  • 9- to 50-V input
    • 12V, 15V, 24V, 28V and 48V output at 60W