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Vicor introduces ChiP DCM family with ±1% regulation

October 4, 2017


ChiP DCMsVicor has extended its family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) in ChiP packages, with a range of ±1% voltage regulation devices. With unrivaled power densities of up to 1,032 W/in3, the new series will offer engineers the option of directly driving loads that require tightly regulated output voltages. Vicor’s current family of DCMs in a ChiP package offers up to ±3% regulation and can also be paralleled into arrays for higher power delivery.


The ChiP DCM can operate from a wide range unregulated input to generate an isolated DC output. With its high frequency zero-voltage switching (ZVS) topology, the DCM converter consistently delivers high efficiency across its entire input voltage range.


Supporting Point-of-Load Applications
The new series of DCMs are initially offered with 28V, 270V, and 275V nominal input voltages. These products are aimed at a variety of defense and industrial applications that require tighter output voltage regulation – applications including, UAV, ground vehicle, radar, transportation and industrial controls. These parts are available in M-Grade, which provides operation down to -55°C.


New ChiP DCMs with enhanced output voltage regulation:

Voltage Range
Output Voltage
3.3V 5V 12V 15V 24V 28V 48V
28V 3623
(1.52 x 0.90 x 0.29 in)
16 – 50V 120W 180W 320W   320W 320W 320W
270V 4623
(1.89 x 0.90 x 0.29 in)
160 – 420V   250W 500W 500W   500W  
275V 4623
(1.89 x 0.90 x 0.29 in)
120 – 420V   190W 375W   375W 375W 375W

Table 1 – Items in green are available in standard and enhanced VOUT regulation


Learn more about Vicor’s new ±1% VOUT regulation DCMs


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About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation, manufactures and markets innovative, high-performance modular power components, from power modules to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of


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Vicor’s Power Component Design Methodology enables power system designers to reap all of the benefits of modular power component design – predictable component and system functionality and reliability, fast design cycles, and easy system configurability, re-configurability and scaling – while achieving system operating efficiency, power density and economy that rival the best alternative solutions. Utilizing Vicor’s online tools, power system designers select from an extensive portfolio of proven Vicor power components to architect, optimize and simulate their complete power system, all the way from their input sources to their points of load. This innovative approach to power system design delivers fast time-to-market and state-of-the-art performance while minimizing the possibility of last minute surprises and delays that so often occur with conventional or custom design methodologies.


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Colin Boroski
Rainier Communications
508-475-0025 x 142