Vicor NBM2317 Bus Converter | New Product BriefJune 28, 2019 by Mouser Electronics
This non-isolated fixed ratio DC-DC converter bridges 12V and 48V systems in automotive and data center applications.
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Vicor NBM2317 Bus Converter
Vicor’s NBM2317 Bus Converter is a non-isolated fixed ratio DC-DC converter to bridge 12V and 48V systems in automotive and data center applications among others.
The bus converter is fully bidirectional and has a 4:1 conversion ratio, with a high side voltage of 38V to 60V and a low-side voltage of 9.5V to 15V. It has a maximum continuous output power of 800W and operates at 97.9% peak efficiency. The converter requires no external components and switches at 1.7MHz, enabling a much higher power density than discrete alternatives and providing a very fast response to transient loads.
The NBM2317 has built-in hot-swap capabilities, current limiting, and other protections, supporting parallel operation to meet larger load requirements.
- Fully bidirectional operation
- Fixed 4:1 conversion ratio (high to low)
- VHI: 38V to 60V
- VLO: 9.5V to 15V
- Maximum continuous output power: 800W
- Up to 1kW, 2ms peak power capability
- 97.9% peak efficiency
- Up to 4.5kW/in3 power density
- SM-ChiP™ package: 0.899 x 0.683 x 0.292in
- Parallel operation for multi-kW arrays
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