Online tool helps users configure and simulate 48-V PRM modules for PoL buck-boost or Factorized Power apps
Vicor Corporation announced new user-configurability capabilities for its VI Chip PRM modules. The new PowerBench tool suite equips designers to customize and simulate efficient PRM modules for use as PoL buck-boost regulators or to drive VTM current multipliers and meet a broad range of PoL power requirements. The online tool suite gives designers the flexibility to specify the voltage, current and protection parameters of their PRM module and immediately simulate their models in application-specific operating conditions. Data sheets, part numbers and pricing information are provided for designers’ uniquely-configured devices, and devices are shipped to customers within five business days. Incorporating the company’s high-frequency ZVS buck-boost technology, customer-configurable VI Chip PRM modules can deliver up to 500 W at over 97 percent efficiency, at power densities of up to 1,700 W/in3 (103 W/cm3). Models are available in both full-chip and half-chip packages with input voltage ranges of both 36 V to 75 V and 38 V to 55 V, and, when used as a PoL buck-boost regulator, provides a user-defined output between 26 V and 52 V. When used with VI Chip VTM current multiplier modules, PRMs efficiently support output voltages from 0.5 V to 55 VDC.
Vicor Corporation, www.vicorpower.com