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Vicor BCM6123 ChiP Bus Converter Modules | Featured Product Spotlight

December 16, 2021 by Mouser Electronics

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Vicor BCM6123 ChiP Bus Converter Modules

UAV’s communications often depend on solar power for their long flight time requirements. These systems rely on the use of Maximum Power-Point Tracking (MPPT) circuitry to ensure the harvesting of solar energy at the optimal voltage before conversion to a voltage suitable for charging a secondary battery.

A combination of Vicor’s BCM6123 Bus Converter Module with the PI3741 ZVS Buck-Boost regulator provides a tightly regulated 28V output for various UAV loads.

The BCM6123 offers an isolated conversion of the 350V to a 48V intermediate bus, while the PI3741 ZVS Buck-Boost regulator has the capability of handling a wide input bus voltage range and providing a tightly regulated output.

The Vicor BCM6123 ChiP Bus Converter Modules operate from a 270V or 380 VDC nominal input and deliver an isolated and Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) secondary output. The output is based on a stepped down ratio of the input voltage, basically a dc-dc transformer.

These high input voltage BCMs can be easily paralleled for high power arrays and the outputs can also be configured in series for higher output voltages. The BCM6123 features an option for a digital PMBus communication that allows control and telemetry capability within the system design.

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