Transportation

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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How to Meet European Standards for Rail Applications

September 4, 2011
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In this video, Marco Panizza, Vicor’s European Applications Manager shows how Vicor’s modular DC-DC converters can meet or exceed European railway standards IEC571/EN51055 and RIA12 if design guidelines are carefully followed. These standards address the harsh environment issues that characterise rail applications, including shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, restricted space, varying voltages, EMC and reliability.

How to Meet European Standards for Rail Applications

 

Aircraft cargo handling system

July 21, 2011
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Aircraft cargo handling system

Vicor has recently provided a power solution to a commercial aircraft industry supplier that designs, manufactures and supports complete on-board baggage and cargo handling systems for many of the world’s major airlines. Simplicity of installation, operation and maintenance is important in such applications. The equipment must be durable and light-weight, yet be capable of withstanding shock, vibration and low temperatures. Vicor’s VI-Junior DC-DC converter products’ ability to meet all these requirements made them an ideal choice for the customer when designing the control units for the cargo handling system. Vicor’s long and broad experience...

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Vicor Helps Power Solar Boat

December 25, 2009
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Vicor Helps Power Solar Boat

Built in stainless steel, the stunning, 25-metre boat is manufactured by Kopf-Solarschiff for use as a sightseeing ferry with a capacity of up to 110 passengers and a range of up to 90 kilometres. A charge regulator, designed and manufactured by Uhlmann Solar with specialist support from Vicor is used to convert power from the solar panels into two batteries operating at different voltages: a 24 V battery is used to power the lighting and audio system, whilst a 300 V battery provides the drive power for the boat. Uhlmann Solar used four Vicor...

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Solar-powered Car

July 7, 2007
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Solar-powered Car

By easing power-circuit design and providing reliable operation even in tough desert conditions, a Vicor DC-DC module has helped a solar-powered car to compete in Solar Challenge races in Australia. The 1,800 mile race challenges power designs with severe restrictions on energy, space and heat dissipation. Faced with designing a power circuit for a solar-powered car, to compete in the Solar Challenge across 1,800 miles of Australian desert, a team of young engineers turned to Vicor DC-DC converters. Their challenge was to provide stable and reliable supply voltage to the on-board PC and telemetry...

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