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White Paper Makes the Case for an Agile Approach to Power Design

May 10, 2018
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White Paper Makes the Case for an Agile Approach to Power Design

The traditional waterfall approach to system design is failing to meet the needs of many organizations. Market conditions are changing faster than ever, competitors are innovating

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Vicor’s Most Popular White Papers

May 9, 2018
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Vicor’s Most Popular White Papers

Vicor has written many different white papers and application notes to help power developers overcome their design challenges.

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High Power Density Enables Retrofitting of Redundant Power Sources

May 9, 2018
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High Power Density Enables Retrofitting of Redundant Power Sources

A manufacturer of flow meters was upgrading the design of one if its products to improve accuracy and reliability. As the product was fundamental to safety, they wanted to add a back-up 48V supply using a battery,

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5 Reasons You Need a Wide Input Voltage

May 8, 2018
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5 Reasons You Need a Wide Input Voltage

Many DC-DC converters are designed with a relatively narrow input range to allow efficiency to be optimized, but the lack of flexibility can be a limitation for many applications.

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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

May 2, 2018
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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

Power components that allow energy to flow in either direction are a relatively new concept, with one of the first articles discussing bi-directional power design appearing in Electronic Design magazine in 2014.

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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

April 4, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

AC-DC power conversion presents a range of challenges for power system designers. Here are five things you really should consider

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Power-to-Weight Ratio: The Key Metric for Tethered UAVs

April 3, 2018
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Power-to-Weight Ratio: The Key Metric for Tethered UAVs

UAVs (“drones”) are being used for many different applications. Maximizing flying time is one of the most important things designers of these systems must consider

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