48 Volt Family for Modern Power Demands

48 Volt Family for Modern Power Demands

VICOR's family of components can help customers easily convert to or from 48 V with minimal losses, and they offer a wide variety of cost-effective, high-density options to configure a power solution to meet specialized needs.

New technology requires more power to deliver on next-generation advancements. Today's applications are increasing performance by adding more processing capability, longer run rates, and additional peripherals and features, all of which require more power.

I2R losses in a system can be detrimental to system efficiency and can reduce the power flow to the load effectively given cable, connector, or PCB limitations.

Higher-voltage distribution of power reduces the I2R losses. For example, a 48 V vs. 12 V power distribution scheme creates a 16x in power loss reduction.

There are several series of products that support high-efficiency 48 V distribution from source to point-of-load, including the Vicor BCMs, DCMs, ZVS buck and buck-boost, VTMs, PRMs, and PFMs, as shown in the 48 V chart below (click to enlarge).

Applications
  • Automotive
  • Data centers
  • Factory automation
  • Industrial equipment
  • LED lighting
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Power tools
  • Process control
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunications
Resources
  • Datasheet: VTM™ Current Multiplier
  • Datasheet: Cool-Power® ZVS Switching Regulators
  • Datasheet: Digital Control and Telemetry Device with SVID
  • Whitepaper: Factorized Power Architecture and VI Chips
  • Whitepaper: From 48 V direct to Intel VR12.0: Saving 'Big Data' $500,00 per data center, per year
  • Whitepaper: Why are Power Designs Moving to 48 V?
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