Transportation

Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

November 18, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

One of the latest Whiteboard Power Chains of the Week is a power system for an LED display panel that was developed by Marco La Ciacera, our technical sales engineer for Southern Europe. Here’s what he told us about this design.   Can you explain a little more about the application? The power chain was designed for a variable message sign (VMS), signs that can be placed in a wide range of places like highways, major road junctions, and urban arteries. Typically installed at the side or above the roadway, the VMS uses text...

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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

November 3, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

Our Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week series recently featured a power system for a civil ship that was designed by one of our technical sales engineers, Alexander Mezin.

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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

September 8, 2014
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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

Vicor will be at InnoTrans 2014, the leading event for the transport technology industry, from 23-26 September in Berlin, Germany. We will be showcasing some of our rail solutions at the show, including AC-DC and DC-DC converters, filtering products and turn-key custom solutions. These power solutions are used in applications from LED information displays and ticketing machines to lighting, braking and motor drive systems. They are designed to provide efficient and reliable operation for the harsh environment of rolling stock and trackside systems. Come and meet us on Stand 115 in Hall 11.1, at...

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HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

February 27, 2014
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HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

The next two webinars in the HVDC series by Stephen Oliver, VP at Vicor’s VI Chip division, address the use of high voltage DC power in hybrid land vehicles.

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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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