Electronic Products & Technology

News

Intermediate bus converter

The first members of a family of 48 Vin intermediate bus converter modules (IBCs) are offered in standard quarter-brick format and operate from a 38-55 VDC input.?


The IBC family consists of nine fixed-ratio standard models with nominal outputs from 3 to 48 VDC (3, 4, 6, 8, 9.6, 12, 16, 24, and 48 V) delivering up to 100 A or 600 W. IBCs incorporate V-I chip bus converters (BCMs) into the 1/4-brick standard as ‘VICs-in-a-Brick’.

?

This doubles the power capability of older technology IBCs for intermediate bus architecture applications. Specifically, these pin-compatible, industry standard quarter bricks deploy either a single BCM, rated up to 300 W, or two parallel BCMs, capable of 600 W. Output? current is limited by the pins of the 1/4-brick to 50 A or 100 A, depending on the pin-out configuration.

Vicor