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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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Vicor helps Stanford Solar Car Project Cross the Australian Outback

November 4, 2013
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Vicor helps Stanford Solar Car Project Cross the Australian Outback

Stanford University students have been competing in solar car races for two decades, and this year they achieved their best results ever, thanks in part to Vicor power components.

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DC-DC Half Bricks Provide Reliable Power for Blue Sky Solar Racing

July 12, 2012
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DC-DC Half Bricks Provide Reliable Power for Blue Sky Solar Racing

Last year we put up a post about how Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) has been using MegaMod chassis-mounted DC -DC converters in their solar-powered racing car. We just recently spoke to Blue Sky Solar Racing at University of Toronto about the Vicor products they’re using in their cars.

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Pictures from Beijing Rail Exhibition – CRTS China 2012

May 14, 2012
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Pictures from Beijing Rail Exhibition – CRTS China 2012

A few weeks ago, Vicor co-exhibited at the China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2012) in Beijing. Below are some pictures from the show.

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New Filter Modules for DC-DC Railway Applications

March 6, 2012
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New Filter Modules for DC-DC Railway Applications

Vicor’s Filtered Input Attenuator Modules (FIAMs) are designed for power systems engineers needing front-end EMC filtering and transient protection without incurring excessive costs, delay or demands on space.  The FIAM family has just been extended by the addition of FIAM110 and FIAM072 products for Rail applications.

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Train Control and Monitoring System

December 7, 2011
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Train Control and Monitoring System

On-board train control and monitoring systems (TCMS) and traction systems, which have a significant role in the design of modern trains.

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Cambridge University Solar Car Uses Vicor

November 22, 2011
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Cambridge University Solar Car Uses Vicor

Vicor’s MegaMod DC-DC converters provided a reliable, compact and lightweight power solution for Cambridge University Eco Racing’s World Solar Challenge entry car in 2009 – and they’ve done so again for the 2011 event.

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