Applications

Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

November 3, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

Our Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week series recently featured a power system for a civil ship that was designed by one of our technical sales engineers, Alexander Mezin.

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Dave Berry Explains the Need for Holdup in COTS Journal

October 23, 2014
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Dave Berry Explains the Need for Holdup in COTS Journal

COTS Journal has featured an article by Dave Berry, applications engineer at Vicor, explaining the requirements for holdup in COTS applications and how they can be met.

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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

October 23, 2014
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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

Sounding rockets, which are named after the nautical term “to sound,” or take measurements, have been used since 1959 to test instruments for satellites and spacecraft. The University of Pisa selected Vicor power components

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400 VDC Ecosystem at INTELEC Featured in Power Electronics and How2Power

October 22, 2014
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400 VDC Ecosystem at INTELEC Featured in Power Electronics and How2Power

At INTELEC we joined with Anderson Power Products, Emerson Network Power, IBM and Universal Electric Corporation, to showcase a complete 400 VDC ecosystem, grabbing the attention of Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief at Power Electronics.

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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

September 8, 2014
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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

Vicor will be at InnoTrans 2014, the leading event for the transport technology industry, from 23-26 September in Berlin, Germany. We will be showcasing some of our rail solutions at the show, including AC-DC and DC-DC converters, filtering products and turn-key custom solutions. These power solutions are used in applications from LED information displays and ticketing machines to lighting, braking and motor drive systems. They are designed to provide efficient and reliable operation for the harsh environment of rolling stock and trackside systems. Come and meet us on Stand 115 in Hall 11.1, at...

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Powering a Homecoming in 90 Days: Part 2

This is the second post in a series that describes how Vicor Custom Power developed a solution for the Navy to replace an obsolete power supply, despite having no specifications for the part that needed replacement. If you’ve not read it yet, read the first post here. Our task began with an initial architecture that would rectify the input AC power and develop the necessary voltage and power to the output.  We knew right away that this would take a fair amount of physical space, plus we had an estimate as to how power would...

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