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Compact Power for a Low-Profile Antenna Array

September 29, 2017
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Compact Power for a Low-Profile Antenna Array

As the mobile phone market has matured and smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life, people’s expectations for fast, reliable data access have escalated.

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Travis Williams Explains how Vicor Meets the Demands of Modern LED Applications

September 25, 2017
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Travis Williams Explains how Vicor Meets the Demands of Modern LED Applications

The new PI3523 is a 48VIN, 3.3VOUT nominal Buck Regulator capable of supplying up to 22A. One of the key applications is for LED lighting

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Home Energy Storage – Bidirectional Control to Balance Power Transfer

August 21, 2017
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Home Energy Storage – Bidirectional Control to Balance Power Transfer

The variability of renewable power sources such as solar and wind for home energy means that batteries are needed to balance the system: either storing excess power from the grid or supplying power back to the grid as necessary.

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Are Laser Diodes the Next Big Thing in Displays?

Are Laser Diodes the Next Big Thing in Displays?

Advances in LED technology over the last decade have enabled companies to develop some of the largest and highest quality displays the world has ever seen.

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DCMs: The Power Engineer’s “Swiss Army Knife”

March 25, 2017
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DCMs: The Power Engineer’s “Swiss Army Knife”

Every engineer has their favorite multi-purpose tool. Maybe it’s a Swiss Army knife, perhaps it’s a particularly useful piece of test equipment

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How “Point of Load”​ VRs are no Longer at the Point of Load for CPUs and GPUs

How “Point of Load”​ VRs are no Longer at the Point of Load for CPUs and GPUs

Point of Load (PoL) was coined to describe a decentralized power architecture scheme where the power regulators are placed (as the name suggests) near the point of load

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48 V Power System for Distributed Antennae

December 19, 2016
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48 V Power System for Distributed Antennae

As the mobile phone market has matured and smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life so our expectations for fast, reliable data access have escalated.  

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