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How Vicor is Transforming Datacenters from 12V to 48V

How Vicor is Transforming Datacenters from 12V to 48V

Announcements by Google at the OpenPOWER Summit and the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit are recent industry proof points of a shift to 48V server and infrastructure.

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In 48 V Power Systems, the Fewer Components, the Better

July 29, 2016
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In 48 V Power Systems, the Fewer Components, the Better

As engineers, we’re always looking for an elegant solution. Although project managers seem to judge us on the number of components we add to a schematic, we know that the most effective way to overcome a design challenge generally looks the simplest when it is complete. The Vicor 48 V Direct to CPU solution is no exception

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What’s all this Excitement over 48 V?

April 6, 2016
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What’s all this Excitement over 48 V?

Efficient, dense, cost-effective and reliable power distribution is a critical element in data centers and other distributed electronics applications, such as autonomous driving vehicles and LED lighting.

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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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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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Bi-directional Conversion Topology Improves Performance of Batteries Systems in Energy Storage Applications

June 4, 2015
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Batteries play an increasingly important role in energy storage systems (ESS), allowing surplus energy harvested from fluctuating renewable energy sources to be stored and then released to the consuming equipment, or delivered back to the grid, when needed.

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