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Using a High-Performance, Integrated AC Front End to Streamline Design and Reduce Time to Market

May 8, 2013
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Using a High-Performance, Integrated AC Front End to Streamline Design and Reduce Time to Market

Among the many challenges of AC-DC converters and Power Factor Corrected (PFC) AC rectification is maintaining the desired performance across the worldwide mains, from low through high line, 85VRMS to 264VRMS. Maintaining high efficiency and power-factor usually forces design tradeoffs and operating compromises. The thermal system, as well as active and magnetic power components, has to be specified for worst-case scenarios. An alternative approach for the OEM is to “regionalize” the supply, but this also results in other design and supply chain drawbacks.

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PCIM Europe 2013: Come and Meet Us

April 19, 2013
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PCIM Europe 2013: Come and Meet Us

Vicor will be at PCIM Europe 2013. PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) is Europe’s leading international conference and exhibition for power electronics and intelligent motion.

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48 Vdc Distribution; a Safe, Practical and Efficient Solution for Equipment Racks

April 5, 2013
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48 Vdc Distribution; a Safe, Practical and Efficient Solution for Equipment Racks

Vicor’s new AC Front End Module has an isolated, regulated output of 330 W at 48 Vdc. Its applications are many and varied, including powering rack-mounted equipment in telecommunications or data centres. However designers for such applications sometimes ask why the DC output has been set at 48 V rather than 12 V, or even 5 V?

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Conduction Cooled MicroPAC AC-DC Converter Delivers 1300 W with High Power Density

March 4, 2013
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Conduction Cooled MicroPAC AC-DC Converter Delivers 1300 W with High Power Density

Fan and force-air cooling in power systems is noisy, and fans introduce potential reliability problems. To address the requirement for noiseless, high-reliability AC-DC converters that we see from our customers who are designing for demanding applications such as military, industrial and telecommunications, Vicor has introduced the high-efficiency Westcor™ MicroPAC™ power factor corrected AC-DC power system.

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Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator is Optimized for 12V Operation

February 26, 2013
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Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator is Optimized for 12V Operation

Responding to its customers, Vicor announces the addition of the PI34xx series to its Picor Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator family. Fittingly, this buck regulator will be showcased at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany (Tues 26 – Thurs 28 February).

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Video Interview about New High Density AC-DC Front-End Module

January 2, 2013
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Video Interview about New High Density AC-DC Front-End Module

Vicor’s Bob Marchetti was recently interviewed at the Electronica 2012 show in Munich, Germany, which can be viewed on Engineering TV. 

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1200 W Ruggedized Power Supply Now Available

December 14, 2012
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1200 W Ruggedized Power Supply Now Available

Mission Power Solutions, a Vicor Custom Power design center, has released its new Crossbow 1200 W DC-DC power supply. 

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Low Profile, High Density AC Front End

November 13, 2012
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Low Profile, High Density AC Front End

Vicor’s new VI BRICK® AC Front End module delivers an isolated, PFC regulated, 330W 48V output in a low profile module only 9.55mm in height.

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Expansion of the Factorized Power Architecture Product Line

November 13, 2012
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Expansion of the Factorized Power Architecture Product Line

Today we introduced a new, higher power version of our VI Chip® PRM® non-isolated voltage regulators.

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15A ZVS Buck Regulators with I2C Functionality Introduced

November 13, 2012
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15A ZVS Buck Regulators with I2C Functionality Introduced

For onboard power design, Vicor’s introduction of the Picor PI33xx Series of Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulators  with integrated Zero-Voltage Switching topology provides system designers with the best of both worlds…incredible ease of use and high performance in a 10 x 14 x 2.56 mm Land Grid Array (LGA) System-in-Package (SiP).

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