Vicor's V-I Chip Bus Converter Module Wins Electronic Products Product of the Year Award
ANDOVER, Mass., Dec 15, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vicor Corporation
(NASDAQ:VICR) announced today that its V-I Chip Bus Converter Module
(BCM) has won a Product of the Year Award from Electronic Products
magazine. The BCM converts a DC voltage source into a bus voltage
suitable for powering electronic equipment.
Vicor developed the BCM product through the invention and
realization of a new class of power conversion topologies, called Sine
Amplitude Converters (SAC). SACs deliver isolation at the Point Of
Load by utilizing a proprietary zero-voltage and zero-current
switching (ZVS and ZCS) technology that allows efficient conversion at
several million cycles per second while minimizing serial energy
storage. The performance of SACs sets new standards in the levels of
efficiency, low noise, fast transient response and power density in
board-mounted converters. This superior performance is provided in the
new V-I Chip standard: a surface mount component available with either
ball grid array (BGA) or J-lead terminations.
The BCM's first application is in 48V Intermediate Bus
Architecture (IBA) power system implementations. With 1,000
Watts/cubic-inch power density and 97% efficiency, BCMs offer
significant benefits when used as Intermediate Bus Converters (IBC).
BCMs are an order of magnitude quieter and faster than hard switching
The first members of the 48V BCM family are models with outputs of
9.6 V at 240 Watt and 12 V at 200 Watt. The BCM family will soon be
expanded to include outputs of 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 24 and 48 V.
"V-I Chips are enabling unprecedented performance as well as
space and cost savings for power system designers," said Patrizio
Vinciarelli, CEO of Vicor. "We are pleased that the editors of
Electronic Products have recognized this first entry in the emerging
V-I Chip paradigm for power conversion."
For more information on the BCM and V-I Chips, including data
sheets and performance comparisons, please visit www.vicorpower.com.
The editors at Electronic Products chose this year's winners based
on significant advances in technology or its application, innovation
in design, or a substantial gain in price and performance. The list of
winners will be printed in the January 2004 issue of Electronic
Products magazine. Hearst Business Communications, Inc., Garden City,
New York, publishes Electronic Products, The Engineer's Magazine of
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