THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 6, 2016 — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced they will be distributing Vicor Corporation’s new family of high density PFM® AC-DC front-end modules in the rugged VIA package that offers superior cooling performance and versatility in converter mounting.
Featuring a universal AC input range (85 – 264 VAC), power factor correction, and a fully isolated 24 VDC or 48 VDC output, and delivering 400 W of isolated, regulated, DC output power at efficiencies up to 93%, these new modules provide unprecedented power density of 127 W/in3 (8 W/cm3) and best-in-class performance in a diminutive, 9 mm thin, VIA package. The new units are ideally suited for use in a broad range of industrial, process control, telecommunications, office equipment, test and measurement, LED lighting and other “off-line” applications.
“PFM AC-DC front-end modules in the VIA package provide designers with a quick and easy pathway to a high-performance, high-density AC-DC front-end solution, while eliminating the uncertainties and long design cycles associated with a custom front-end design,” said Rob Russell, Vicor’s Vice President of Vicor Power Systems. “Leveraging Vicor’s modular power components and Power Component Design Methodology, Digi-Key customers can architect complete source to load power systems with unprecedented ‘building block’ ease and flexibility.”
Offering power systems designers a rugged, modular, fully integrated AC-to-DC front end solution with much higher power density than alternative products, the new PFM® AC-to-DC front-end modules are compatible with a wide variety of available downstream power conversion components.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to distribute Vicor’s new PFM front-end modules to our global customer base,” said Tom Busher, VP, Global I P & E at Digi-Key. “With these new products, engineers can rapidly design and deploy complete off-line power systems featuring predictable performance and unrivaled power density, efficiency and reliability.”
About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of load. www.vicorpower.com.
About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than four million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.