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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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Powering a Homecoming in 90 Days: Part 1

The weather was clear and the seas were calm when the orders arrived instructing the captain to come about and plot a course home to Norfolk Virginia – some one hundred days away.  It was a call to all hands that it was time to begin the preparations allowing the ship to return to its home port.  This included getting all of those systems checked and working that were turned off some nine months earlier when it put out to sea. One of about a dozen key environmental in-port systems that allows the ship...

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COTS: Some General Considerations

July 28, 2014
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This is the final part of the blog series about COTS power systems, highlighting some general considerations that should be taken into account when developing power systems using COTS products.

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Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

July 21, 2014
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Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

This is the fourth post in the series providing an introduction to COTS power supplies, which explains the requirements for holdup in the case of variations in the input power.

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Environmental Requirements for COTS Power Supplies

July 7, 2014
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This post, the third in the series about requirements for COTS power supplies, describes tests that ensure that the equipment is properly designed to meet the environmental conditions that it may face during its service. Many of these tests are very stringent: if these demanding requirements must be met, then often a custom solution is likely to be required.

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