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EDN Europe Explains Benefits of Bidirectional Conversion for Back-up Power Configurations

May 15, 2014
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EDN Europe Explains Benefits of Bidirectional Conversion for Back-up Power Configurations

The editor of EDN Europe, Graham Prophet, recently published an article that explains how Bidirectional DC/DC conversion enables efficient back-up power configurations.

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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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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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