Defense

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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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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