Blog Archives

Phil Davies Appointed as Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

February 7, 2011
By

Phil Davies has joined Vicor as Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing. Beforehand, Mr. Davies was leading the new Solid State Light Engine business unit of OSRAM Sylvania. His prior experience includes working for NoblePeak, Analog Devices, Allegro Micro Systems, Integrated Power Semiconductor and Siliconix. Read press release

Read more »

Vicor Powers Unmanned Underwater Towed Vehicle

January 20, 2011
By
Vicor Powers Unmanned Underwater Towed Vehicle

Vicor products’ rugged design takes them into many demanding applications, including marine environments. In one example, MegaPAC configurable power supplies are delivering the non-standard voltages essential for the successful operation of Triaxus, an innovative unmanned underwater towed vehicle used for oceanographic and environmental monitoring data collection, designed by underwater technology specialists the MacArtney Group. A complete Triaxus system comprises an on-ship industrial PC-based controller running a Windows software package, the towed vehicle and an armoured towing cable of up to 4000 m length. Within the cable, fibreoptic and copper cores carry data and power...

Read more »

Prestigious SPDEI Award Demonstrates French Distributors’ Recognition of Vicor’s Support

January 12, 2011
By
Prestigious SPDEI Award Demonstrates French Distributors’ Recognition of Vicor’s Support

Vicor has built its reputation over the years as a leading provider of power solutions through the quality and range of its products and of the support and commitment to its customers and distributors, internationally. This was independently recognised at the SPDEI Awards in Paris last November, where Vicor was named a Prize Winner in the Energy Category. Voted for by distributors, the awards recognise excellence across four criteria: distribution strategy; product innovation; technical and commercial support. SPDEI represents all major electronics distribution companies, and over 70% of the electronic component distributor sales force...

Read more »

An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

October 16, 2010
By
An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

A Vicor customer based in Northern Italy designs, develops and manufactures diode based laser sources and systems for the industrial, medical and scientific markets. They can provide system, kit or component level solutions and develop products from initial concept through to full commercial production. Uses include laser markers for industrial and civil applications, and laser sources for health therapy. Laser diodes used in such applications require high current, accurately controlled electrical power. Delivering such current to the laser can be problematic, as typically the power source is at some distance from the diode. Passing...

Read more »

A simple way to enhance compatibility for IAMS and FIAMS

April 15, 2010
By
A simple way to enhance compatibility for IAMS and FIAMS

Vicor’s Input Attenuator Modules (IAM) and Filtered Input Attenuator Modules (FIAM) are DC front-end filters that provide EMI filtering, transient protection, inrush limiting and surge suppression to various military and industrial standards. They are found in military vehicles, industrial and telecommunications environments and similar applications. The Military (MI) and Industrial (VI) IAMs are compatible with MI/VI-200/J00 DC-DC converters while Military (M) and Industrial FIAMs are compatible with the Micro, Mini and Maxi DC-DC converters. However there may be occasions when running different combinations of (F)IAM and DC-DC converter becomes desirable. For example a combination...

Read more »

New Vicor website eases power product selection and design

April 7, 2010
By
New Vicor website eases power product selection and design

Vicor‘s newly launched website is significantly improved, featuring innovative tools to inform your search for your ideal power products. These include a new part search toolbar, quick access to new product selectors and a wealth of applications stories. It’s easy to find inspiration for your development ideas to get you started. The Vicor website’s growing range of application solution stories covers defence, aerospace, industrial, security and many other rugged or demanding situations. They show how designers are using Vicor products to improve efficiency, reliability, durability and performance while cutting power supply footprint, costs and...

Read more »

Vicor V·I Chip™ modules improve ATE system design and save space

March 22, 2010
By

Vicor engineers recently helped an Automated Test Equipment (ATE) customer achieve an advanced distributed power supply architecture that delivers space savings, simplified mechanical design and several other benefits. The ATE has 13 DC outputs and draws 1.2 kW from a 110 – 220 Vac mains input. The ATE electronics had previously been powered from an externally mounted centralised architecture power supply. By exploiting the V·I Chip module family’s high power density, efficiency and flexibility, the power supply assembly has now been implemented on a single board that slots directly into the ATE chassis and...

Read more »

Find out more about our Cool-Power Buck Regulators subscribe to vicor newsletter Contact Us

Get Connected