Vicor’s family of V·I Chip components enables complete power systems using Factorized Power Architecture (FPA). FPA separates or ‘factorizes’ regulation and voltage transformation functions into flexible, high-performance building blocks. V·I Chip components have power density up to 1.2 kW/in3 and efficiency up to 97%.
The PRM (non-isolated regulator) and VTM (current multiplier) components deliver efficient 48-V direct-to-load power conversion. For low-voltage, high-current requirements (e.g. microprocessors), the VTM module enables 91 A/in2 point of load (POL) density. FPA allows the PRM module to be deployed remotely, providing greater design flexibility and a 95% reduction in distribution loss.
In traditional 48-V architectures, Vicor’s 48-V BCM modules are available with output voltages of 1.5 V to 48 V up to 300 W. Furthermore Vicor’s 350-V to 380-V BCM converters provide efficient high-voltage distribution and post-PFC high-voltage dc-dc conversion to non-isolated POL converters in telecom and high-end server systems.
The V•I Chip family is in mass production now with immediate sample availability. A V•I Chip PRM + VTM chipset to convert from 48 V direct to 1 V, 100 A is available for $49 in OEM quantities. BCM converters are available from $32.50 each in OEM quantities.