Defense

High Voltage DC Webinar Rebroadcasts now Available on Demand

January 15, 2014
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High Voltage DC Webinar Rebroadcasts now Available on Demand

High Voltage DC power distribution is being rapidly adopted by industries ranging from computing and building management to aerospace and heavy land vehicles. Stephen Oliver, Vice President at Vicor’s VI Chip division, recently presented a two-part webinar series describing Trends, Innovations and Power Design Strategies for High Voltage DC Distribution, which are now available to view on demand.

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Back to Basics: Why do we need active surge suppression?

December 7, 2013
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Back to Basics: Why do we need active surge suppression?

It’s well understood that unexpected electrical disturbances can cause data loss or even permanent damage to any unprotected electronic equipment in their path. Active as well as passive suppression is essential to provide comprehensive protection from all such events. This post shows why this is so, and how active suppression works to fulfil its role. Electrical events threaten electronic equipment by placing excessive electrical energy onto its input power rails in the form of a transient, a surge, or possibly both. A transient is typified as a fast-rising voltage spike of high magnitude –...

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Stephen Oliver Explains the Importance of High Voltage DC Distribution

November 13, 2013
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Stephen Oliver Explains the Importance of High Voltage DC Distribution

Stephen Oliver, Vice President at Vicor’s VI Chip division, is presenting a series of webinars about higher voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution. We wanted to find out why he is so passionate about this emerging power technology.

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Why Customers Choose the Westcor MicroPAC

October 9, 2013
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The Westcor MicroPAC power system is a universal voltage input, power factor corrected AC-DC power supply. It’s based on Vicor’s VI Chip BCM technology, which not only increases efficiency to up to 92%, but also allows the MicroPAC to deliver up to 1300 W with a power density of 25 W/in3. This efficient AC-DC solution is available in both fan-cooled and conduction cooled packages, and it’s performance means it finds applications in a wide range of applications including industrial, test and measurement, communications and defense. The performance of the MicroPAC enables customers to solve challenging design...

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Rugged MIL-COTS PFC Front End Meets Stringent Demands In Aerospace & Defense

July 15, 2013
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Rugged MIL-COTS PFC Front End Meets Stringent Demands In Aerospace & Defense

Boasting a wide input range of 102 – 264 Vac (input operation down to 85 VAC, subject to additional derating) and a rugged construction,  Vicor’s MIL-COTS PFC Front End (GP-MPFC1H21) is capable of meeting most demanding defense and aerospace applications.

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1200 W Ruggedized Power Supply Now Available

December 14, 2012
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1200 W Ruggedized Power Supply Now Available

Mission Power Solutions, a Vicor Custom Power design center, has released its new Crossbow 1200 W DC-DC power supply. 

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Unmanned Vehicles: a Growing but Demanding Market

August 28, 2012
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Unmanned Vehicles: a Growing but Demanding Market

Even without any particular knowledge of the market the average man – or woman – on the street wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the unmanned systems market is being forecast to grow in the coming years. 

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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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New Webinar: Designing Power Supplies for Defense Applications

New Webinar: Designing Power Supplies for Defense Applications

I was asked to create a presentation for a technical webinar for those who design power supplies for harsh environments, particularly in the defense and aerospace industry.

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Defense Power Market Trends

February 24, 2012
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Defense Power Market Trends

Vicor’s Kai Johnstad recently sat down with John McHale, editor of Military Embedded magazine, to discuss trends in the defense power market.  His observations, along with those of other power players, have just been published online in the feature article: Military Embedded Systems: Power electronics designs trending smaller and more efficient.

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