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Whiteboard of the Week: Aircraft Cockpit Large Area Display (LAD)

October 6, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week: Aircraft Cockpit Large Area Display (LAD)

An aircraft cockpit requires a complex power system: the large number of complex instruments require a variety of different power rails, whist space and weight must be minimized. The second Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week illustrates one solution developed by a Vicor applications engineer for one of our customers.

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White Paper: PFC Single Conversion Line Ripple Cancellation Using the Yeaman Topology

October 6, 2014
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White Paper: PFC Single Conversion Line Ripple Cancellation Using the Yeaman Topology

The Yeaman topology takes advantage of the isolation in a series of DC-DC converters to put the outputs in a series stack. One converter is typically a high efficiency fixed ratio bus converter

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Our Solution Selector Widget is Now Even Better

October 6, 2014
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We released the first version of the embeddable PowerBench Solution Selector widget back in July 2012. At that time the tool only supported DC-DC converters, but many websites took advantage of our invitation to steal the code, and used it on their pages.

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Learn More about Power Component Design Methodology at electronica 2014

October 1, 2014
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Learn More about Power Component Design Methodology at electronica 2014

electronica 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for technology components, systems, and applications, is just 40 days away.  We’re working hard to make sure everything is ready for 11 November, with new products, interesting content and a great stand (if we can say so ourselves) to be finalized, all of which will help visitors learn more about power component design methodology. And this year we’ve moved to the semiconductor Hall, A5, Booth 237.  If you’re planning to visit the show this year, why not come and visit.  You’ll be able to discuss your requirements with...

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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

September 30, 2014
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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

The first featured Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week will let you analyze and experiment with a power conversion system for HVDC distribution. The system uses high voltage BCM converters to take an input that can range between 260 V and 410 V and produce two low-voltage rails at 48 V and 12 V

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Vicor ChiP BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

September 29, 2014
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Vicor ChiP BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

We are delighted that the High Voltage Bus Converter Module (BCM) and PowerBench Whiteboard design tool have both been shortlisted for the 2014 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. The ChiP BCM is a finalist for the Power System Product of the Year; and our Whiteboard has been named in the Design Tools and Development Software category. The Power System Product of the Year category recognizes power components that demonstrate how new materials, semiconductor technologies and packaging design have been applied for the development of efficient power systems. The BCM converter, which uses the revolutionary...

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