Vicor introduces military-grade DC/DC converters and input filter

The DCM VIA family are ruggedised, modular DC/DC converters in a low profile VIA package, measuring 9.3mm. The modules have wide input voltage range specifications and isolated, regulated high efficiency outputs.

The DCM VIA DC/DC converter family features functionality such as EMI filtering, transient protection, inrush current limiting, as well as a secondary-referenced control interface for trim, enable and remote-sensing.

Two new MIL-COTS (M-Grade) versions are available, with 270V (160 to 420V input voltage range). The DCM 3714 VIA family has nominal output voltages of 24 and 28V with up to 500W of output power.

Complementing these MIL-COTS DCM VIA converters, Vicor also announces the MFM 270V filter module (MFM filter). This dense, low profile filter provides front-end transient protection and EMI filtering when used with any Vicor M-Grade 270V DCM 3714 VIA module. This combination enables power engineers to rapidly meet conducted emissions and conducted susceptibility requirements per MIL-STD-461E/F and input transients per MIL-STD-704F, says Vicor. The MFM 270V filter module is housed in a 1714 VIA package, measuring 1.76 x 1.40 x 0.36-inch or 44.6 x 35.5 x 9.3mm, and accepts an input voltage of 160 to 420V DC. It can deliver up to 640W.

Vicor designs, manufactures and markets modular power components, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of load. 

Vicor’s Power Component Design Methodology enables power system designers to reap the benefits of modular power component design (predictable component and system functionality and reliability, fast design cycles, and easy system configurability, re-configurability and scaling) while achieving system operating efficiency, power density and economy. Engineers can use Vicor’s Power System Designer to select from a portfolio of proven Vicor power components to architect, optimise and simulate the complete power system; from input sources to the points of load. This approach to power system design delivers fast time-to-market and state-of-the-art performance, says Vicor, while minimising the possibility of last minute surprises and delays that so often occur with conventional or custom design methodologies.


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