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New Technical Library on CD

June 20, 2005
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The CD enables easy access to product data and application notes as well as linking to the internet to provide an up-to-date product catalogue. It gives access to webcasts and seminars, video demos showing how to optimise power supply systems, and a 180-page applications manual explaining the best design approaches and techniques to solve common challenges such as thermal issues, input and output filtering, and EMI considerations.  

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EMI Input Filters Compatible with Most DC-DC Converters

June 7, 2005
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The QPI family of active EMI filters provides conducted common-mode (CM) and differential-mode (DM) attenuation from 150 kHz to 30 kHz. The proprietary active filtering circuit provides superior attenuation for typical power conversion frequencies and supports PICMG ® 3.0 ATCA requirements. The QPI-4 and QPI-6 meet the specifications for the telecom bus: range 36-76 V including 100 V, 100 ms surge capability. Rated at 7 and 14 A, the products support single or multiple DC-DC converters requiring up to 672 W of input power at 48 V input. The QPI-3 and QPI-5 operate over...

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Laser for 3D Glass Engraving

May 20, 2005
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You may have already seen these nice little glass cubes with engraved 3-dimensional faces, animals, machines etc. They are manufactured by focusing a high power laser beam inside the glass. The energy of the laser beam causes micro explosions in the glass. The result is small white dots, and with hundreds of these dots a 3-dimensional picture appears inside the glass. Laser diodes are not only very expensive but also quite sensitive. Precise output regulation is necessary to control the current into the laser diodes. Vicor’s product was an ideal solution because of its...

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Customers Benefit from Vicor’s Chort Cycle-Time Production Processes

May 7, 2005
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The “component power” concept, where modular building blocks replace discrete component designs, has proved popular partly because customers benefit from the improved time-to-market. Over the past few years Vicor’s investment in automation and lean manufacturing processes has reduced the lead-time for manufactured products from weeks to days. Through our prototype service Vicor can offer delivery of small quantities of any one of 10,000 different standard modules from our factory in typically 10-15 days. Additionally, Power Express offers customers lead-times of less than six weeks on production quantities. Our offices around the world are staffed...

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PFC MicroS: Winning Combination of High Density, Low Profile

May 5, 2005
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PFC MicroS: Winning Combination of High Density, Low Profile

One customer uses two different PFC MicroS configurations in a semiconductor test system. The system is a very large climatic chamber that is configurable to allow the test of different semiconductor families. Dependent upon the type of DUT (device under test) the configuration of the power system is adapted to the task. The power system has three 3-phase 10KW main transformers that independently power the climatic chamber compressor, the control system and the test system. The test system uses 48 channels and each channel has its own dedicated test board that is capable of...

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Product Configurator for Your Power Supplies

May 3, 2005
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Our online product configurator is a great tool for design engineers. Assisting you with the product selection process, the programme quickly leads you to the most suitable power supply solution for your application from the thousands of standard products Vicor offers. Depending on your input/output combination, you will be offered a choice of alternative solutions, together with information relating to compatible products and accessories. Try the product configurator. Online Custom Power Solutions Vicor and its distributors have for many years been working successfully in partnership with our Value Added Resellers to provide a wide...

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1st Generation Modules Go Underground

April 20, 2005
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1st Generation Modules Go Underground

Our 1st generation modules have found their way underground! This highly sophisticated piece of inspection equipment crawls remotely around small and inaccessible spaces,inspecting ipelines, drains and sewers. Vicor’s product was an ideal solution for the crawler, not only being small and lightweight, but also providing a rugged and robust power supply, perfectly suited to the most challenging environments. Additionally, we were able to condition the power and address the issues of voltage transients that are associated with running off a 600m cable.

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