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Applications Push Input Voltages of DC-DC Converters Higher

Applications Push Input Voltages of DC-DC Converters Higher

With power consumption and the cost of power increasing exponentially, datacenters are rapidly migrating toward high voltage DC power distribution because of their increasing need to reduce power distribution losses and improve overall system efficiency.

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48 Vdc Distribution; a Safe, Practical and Efficient Solution for Equipment Racks

April 5, 2013
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48 Vdc Distribution; a Safe, Practical and Efficient Solution for Equipment Racks

Vicor’s new AC Front End Module has an isolated, regulated output of 330 W at 48 Vdc. Its applications are many and varied, including powering rack-mounted equipment in telecommunications or data centres. However designers for such applications sometimes ask why the DC output has been set at 48 V rather than 12 V, or even 5 V?

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Video Interview with Embedded Control Europe

April 4, 2013
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Video Interview with Embedded Control Europe

At Embedded World 2013 Vicor introduced the PI34xx series of Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulators optimized for 12 V operation (8 V to 18 Vin).

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Investing in India

Investing in India

Design trends in the DC-DC converter module market are driving applications in communications (4G & LTE base-stations and fiber infrastructure) as well as the computing and server markets. These are applications that require the engineering community to acquire a deep technical understanding to overcome the many challenges before them.

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400V DC Power Distribution Improves Efficiency for Telecom and Datacom Applications

With telecom and datacenters becoming ever more important to our work and leisure activities, the demand placed upon these applications is increasing dramatically. Every percentage-point increase in efficiency results in significant cash saving for the operator – and hopefully, the customer – in the cost of wasted power.

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Using 400 Vdc for Efficient Distribution of Data Centre Power

November 5, 2012
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Using 400 Vdc for Efficient Distribution of Data Centre Power

Within telecommunications and data centres, continuing growth in processing equipment’s power demand is imposing evolutionary change on the power architecture that feeds it.

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Low-voltage ICs in Power-hungry Data Centers Benefit from High-voltage DC Supply Path

October 29, 2012
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Low-voltage ICs in Power-hungry Data Centers Benefit from High-voltage DC Supply Path

As rail voltages drop and currents increase, the key to efficient power delivery is use of higher voltages and DC conversion and distribution.

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Boosting Energy Efficiency in Power Converters

August 16, 2012
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Boosting Energy Efficiency in Power Converters

From lossy DC distribution buses in telecom equipments to power hungry datacenter servers and emerging aerospace systems, the quest to further cut power losses and improve the overall efficiency of power solutions in these applications is very high.

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Petaflops and Megawatts

July 13, 2012
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Petaflops and Megawatts

Congratulations to the engineers at IBM, who have taken the USA to the top of the Top 500 list of supercomputers around the world.

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Visit Vicor at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012

July 12, 2012
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The top 3 reasons you should visit Vicor at the AUVSI tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 6 through August 9:

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