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Vicor Expands Family of Mid-Power 24 Vin Mini Modules

February 08, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Vicor Corp. announced the addition of nine mid-power Mini dc-dc converters to the 24Vdc input family: a 100W model at 3.3 Vout, and 150W models at 5, 12, 15, 24, 28, 36, and 48Vout. A 200W model at 36Vout is also new.

The modules — which incorporate Vicor’s patented low-noise Zero-Current and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZCS/ZVS) — can be used in a variety of applications, including industrial or process control, distributed power, medical, ATE, communications, defense, and aerospace. Low-noise ZCS/ZVS greatly reduces the design effort and filtering costs required for power converters to meet agency conducted emissions requirements.

With these new models, the 24Vin Mini family now comprises 16 models with output voltages from 3.3 to 48Vdc and power levels from 100 to 200W. The converters operate from 24V nominal input, with an input range of 18 to 36V. Efficiencies range up to 89% for the higher output voltages. These models are available in five different environmental grades, with six different pin options and three baseplate options.

The modules, which are optionally available in RoHS compliant models, are a compact 2.28 x 2.2 x 0.5 inch (57,9 x 55,9 x 12,7mm) in size with a height above board of 0.43 inch (10,9mm).

"These new models give designers new cost-effective options and price points to meet the requirements of their application," said Joe Sullivan, Product Marketing Manager.

Pricing for the 24 Vdc Mini models follows the standard pricing model for the Maxi, Mini, Micro Series and range from as low as $87 USD (3.3V, 100W, E Grade) in 100-piece quantities. Lead times can be as little as three weeks for prototype quantities.