SOURCE: Vicor Corporation

Vicor Corporation

August 22, 2012 09:00 ET

Vicor Introduces High-Density, Output-Configurable Westcor MicroPAC Power System for Demanding, Space-Constrained Applications

Ruggedized, Energy Star-Compliant AC-DC Power System Provides up to 1300 W of Continuous Power at Efficiency up to 92% With Advanced Eco-Mode Power-Saving Capabilities

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) -   Vicor™ Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today introduced its new Westcor™ MicroPAC™ power factor corrected AC-DC power system providing up to 1300 W of continuous power at up to 92% efficiency and 25 Win3 power density in a compact 4 x 1.72 x 7.45 inch package. Offering semi-regulated output voltages of 12, 24, 36 and 48VDC via four factory-configurable isolated outputs, the new Westcor MicroPACs support a wide range of customer power requirements and are ideally suited for distributed power architectures in industrial and automation, MIL-COTS, telecom and renewable energy applications. 

System designers seeking the flexibility to partition multiple voltage outputs rather than use two separate power supplies can configure MicroPACs with a combination of four high performance VI Chip® BCM® high-voltage bus converters, which may be configured as single outputs, parallel outputs, or a series output with integrated current sharing. For applications requiring higher power levels, MicroPACs can be configured in arrays with box-to-box current sharing.

Energy Star-compliant MicroPACs offer advanced eco-mode operation settings via which the individual BCMs are powered on only as needed, further enhancing power efficiency over a wide load range. During standby-mode, total power dissipation (TPD) is less than 8 W, which is exceptional for a power system rated up to 1300 W.

MicroPACs operate at full load over a wide temperature range (-40 to +55C) and are ruggedized for harsh environments. Offering an economical alternative to competing MIL-class power systems, MicroPACs meet MIL-STD 810 standards for shock and vibration -- up to 7Gs per axis for one hour each, and 40G functional shock -- and are therefore well suited for ground vehicle, aircraft and ship transport and usage.

"Westcor MicroPAC configurable power systems strike an ideal balance of power density, efficiency and design flexibility, while offering advanced power-saving capabilities that minimize system-level power consumption," said Jeff Lally, Westcor product manager. "Ensuring high efficiency operation over a wide power range with high-caliber ruggedization, MicroPACs are among the most versatile, cost-effective AC-DC configurable power systems in their class."

Pricing and Availability
The 1300 W MicroPAC configurable power system is priced as low as $420.00 for industrial quantities. Visit the website ( for more information. To order, email or call 1-800-735-6200.

About Westcor
Westcor specializes in high power AC-DC configurable power systems. By integrating Vicor's innovative, high performance power modules as core elements, Westcor provides complete power solutions configured to customers' specific needs across a wide variety of applications.

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 wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA® and CBA. Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics.

 Vicor, Westcor, MicroPAC, VI Chip, BCM and FPA are trademarks of Vicor Corporation.

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