Vicor Corporation’s New Addition of High Density PFM® AC-DC Front-End Modules Now Available through Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - 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.”

For more information about Vicor and to see their entire product listing, please visit their Supplier Center page on www.digikey.ee.

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 more than 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.ee.

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