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DesignCon Panel Discusses Move to 48 V Motherboards

February 3, 2016
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DesignCon Panel Discusses Move to 48 V Motherboards

Robert Gendron, our VP marketing and business development, was recently invited to participate in a panel at DesignCon that discussed the call from Google for 48 V

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Achieving High Efficiency When Driving LEDs with Constant Current

January 12, 2016
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Achieving High Efficiency When Driving LEDs with Constant Current

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are highly efficient light sources that are used in a wide variety of applications, from digital signage to providing illumination.

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Architectural Lighting Applications Need Compact, Easy-to-Use Power Components

January 6, 2016
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Architectural Lighting Applications Need Compact, Easy-to-Use Power Components

Architectural lighting is an increasingly popular way to draw attention to buildings and the urban environment. LEDs are a popular choice of lighting technology, allowing large structures to be illuminated using minimal energy.

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Communications Applications No Longer Need Isolated Bus Converters

Communications Applications No Longer Need Isolated Bus Converters

Communications infrastructure equipment has traditionally used lead-acid batteries as a backup supply, which requires the batteries to power a positive referenced 48 V distribution system to avoid corrosion (cathodic protection). As this -48 V supply is used to power +48 V electronics, isolation between the batteries and the communication electronics is required. So the use of isolated bus converters became standard practice in these applications. With modern communications systems merging with server technology, and the communication portion moving from electrical to optical systems, today’s equipment can use negative referenced+48...

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Green Energy Requires More than Windmills and Solar Panels

July 2, 2015
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Green Energy Requires More than Windmills and Solar Panels

The world is committed to moving to using “greener” energy, and in many countries you now can’t travel far without encountering windmills or solar panels that are feeding the electricity grid

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ICDCM Presentation Highlights the Breadth of the Data Center Power Challenge

June 30, 2015
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ICDCM Presentation Highlights the Breadth of the Data Center Power Challenge

At the recent ICDCM conference, Maurizio Salato presented a paper with a graph that summarizes the range of voltages that are used and power that must be delivered in a data center:

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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

June 9, 2015
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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

Read this paper by Maurizio Salato and Ugo Ghisla, which was originally presented at ICDCM 2015, to learn more about the use of high voltage DC power distribution to optimize datacenter power architectures.

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