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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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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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