Phase 2 of the iNEMI high voltage (380V) DC-DC project is complete. During this phase of the project, prototypes of a DC-DC converter were designed to prove out the electrical and mechanical Engineering Specification requirements developed during Phase 1. The prototypes were tested by the member companies of the Phase 2 project. The end of Phase 2 project readout included a discussion regarding the highlights of the prototype converter design, the test results obtained during Phase 2 testing, and specification enhancements due to the test results.
There is a lack of standardized high voltage DC-DC power module for cheaper, smaller and higher efficiency solution in the area of high voltage DC (HVDC) power systems.
As such, a specification was developed in the DC-DC Power Module Phase 1 project. Phase 2 validated and modified the specification based on the prototyping and testing of the power module.
Prototype the Power Module utilizing the Phase 1 specification.
Test and validate the prototyped Power Module and modify technical specification based on prototyping data.
Will provide many benefits to industry including:
Cost benefit - Industry standard product
Improvements in time-to-market - Specification and multiple sources for developing the product
Introduction of HV technology on system boards that provide low cost power solution compared to the company proprietary expensive solutions and overall cost merit of the power system in a datacenter over the existing AC-DC systems.
Cost/Size/Efficiency merits - Narrow input voltage range for 380V DC proposed for higher efficiency and Lower DC distribution losses (I2R) due to lower current.
Meeting the future power demand (5X more) - 380V DC distribution over 48V DC distribution.
Results from the prototyping and evaluation on the feasibility of a High Voltage (380V) DC input to a 12V DC output module based on Phase 1 specification and review of modification of the specification based on prototyping..