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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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See Vicor’s Presentation from INTELEC 2013

December 2, 2013
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At INTELEC 2013, Vicor presented a paper that discusses the design of power adaptors that will step down a 400 V power rail to 48 V, discussing the efficiency, safety and power density as well as techniques to reduce any harmonics generated by the converters. If you weren’t able to attend INTELEC, you can catch up by viewing Power Adapter Design for 400 V DC Power Distribution in Electronic Systems below:   from View more of our presentations on SlideShare Related Information INTELEC 2013 – DC distribution: The way forward High-voltage DC distribution White Paper...

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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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Designing Power Distribution Networks for Automated Test Equipment

January 3, 2013
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The demands on power architectures designed for automated test equipment (ATE) applications have increased dramatically as these systems become more complex. Only a few years ago, many ATE systems used simple “silver box” supplies, but this is no longer a sustainable approach. Modern ATE circuitry requires more power to operate, whilst voltage and current requirements span a wide range. At the same time, these power systems need to accurately and quickly modulate various voltage rails in order to completely characterize the performance of a device under test (DUT). The power system has therefore become...

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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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Increasing the Power and Efficiency of VME Solutions

November 9, 2011
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Aegis Power Systems, a Vicor Custom Design Center has released a new VME550 Series of rugged, reliable power supplies.

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Vicor Powers Unmanned Underwater Towed Vehicle

January 20, 2011
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Vicor Powers Unmanned Underwater Towed Vehicle

Vicor products’ rugged design takes them into many demanding applications, including marine environments. In one example, MegaPAC configurable power supplies are delivering the non-standard voltages essential for the successful operation of Triaxus, an innovative unmanned underwater towed vehicle used for oceanographic and environmental monitoring data collection, designed by underwater technology specialists the MacArtney Group. A complete Triaxus system comprises an on-ship industrial PC-based controller running a Windows software package, the towed vehicle and an armoured towing cable of up to 4000 m length. Within the cable, fibreoptic and copper cores carry data and power...

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An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

October 16, 2010
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An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

A Vicor customer based in Northern Italy designs, develops and manufactures diode based laser sources and systems for the industrial, medical and scientific markets. They can provide system, kit or component level solutions and develop products from initial concept through to full commercial production. Uses include laser markers for industrial and civil applications, and laser sources for health therapy. Laser diodes used in such applications require high current, accurately controlled electrical power. Delivering such current to the laser can be problematic, as typically the power source is at some distance from the diode. Passing...

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