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Optimizing for Datacenter Power System Efficiency and Reduced Energy Costs

Optimizing for Datacenter Power System Efficiency and Reduced Energy Costs

There are no sloppy designs in datacenters. To the consumer a datacenter is just another pipe in the cloud, a conduit for their data and experiences.  However, to the industry giants wringing real dollars (in the form of demographic studies, transactional charges, and raw click-based advertising) a datacenter is the backbone of their business operations. Just like the assembly lines of Ford and the coke furnaces of Carnegie, the most efficient (least cost to operate) datacenter provides the greatest set of financial and operational benefits to their owners.

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New white paper: high-voltage DC distribution is key to increased system efficiency and renewable-energy opportunities

August 13, 2013
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New white paper: high-voltage DC distribution is key to increased system efficiency and renewable-energy opportunities

The pressure throughout the energy supply chain to deliver electrical power more efficiently is intense and growing.  Partcularly given the enormous growth in high load applications such as datacenters. The latest white paper from Vicor highlights how a transition to 400 VDC for power transmission and conversion offers tangible and significant benefits for both sourcing options and system performance

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Article: “Advanced ZVS Buck-Boost Converters For Microprocessor Core Power”

August 9, 2013
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Article:  “Advanced ZVS Buck-Boost Converters For Microprocessor Core Power”

Read our recent article in EDN Europe to learn about the challenges faced by power-provision designers in meeting Intel’s VR12 specification.  And at how implementing a discontinuous-conduction-mode, zero-voltage switching buck-boost topology provides the necessary efficiency, power density, and performance.

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Vicor’s Converter housed in Package (ChiP) Technology

Vicor has pioneered a breakthrough power component packaging platform – “Converter housed in Package” – or “ChiP” for short. Vicor‘s ChiP technology enables much smaller and more flexible component form factors, advancing power component design methodologies by simplifying design processes, and delivering power systems in a small form factor.

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Control of a Discontinuous-Conduction-Mode ZVS Buck-Boost Topology for Microprocessor Core Power

May 28, 2013
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At PCIM Europe 2013, Vicor presented a paper exploring the potential for gains in efficiency, power density, and performance when using discontinuous-conduction-mode (DCM) Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) buck-boost topology and its use in providing microprocessor core power.

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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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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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