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Video: The Benefits of the Power Component Design Methodology

June 15, 2015
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In this video, Sean Crilly, our VP of Design Engineering, explains the benefits to our customers of using Vicor’s Power Component Design Methodology.

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Optimizing the Integration of Point-of-Load Buck Converters

Optimizing the Integration of Point-of-Load Buck Converters

As electronic products have grown in complexity with highly evolved feature sets, system designers by necessity have developed correspondingly sophisticated schemes for load and power management.

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Whiteboard: Fan Array Speed Control

May 5, 2015
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Whiteboard: Fan Array Speed Control

To improve efficiency and reduce noise, system designers need to control the speed of cooling fans. This Whiteboard shows a solution developed by Vicor applications engineer, Syed Saqib, whose customer needed to control a large array of fans. In this design, a PRM and VTM pair are used to deliver up to 230 W from a 48 V DC supply with high efficiency that ranged from 89.5% to 91.3%, depending upon the fan speed. More importantly for this application, the PRM provided an easy way to dynamically control the speed of the fans at...

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Powering Highly Capacitive Loads with DC-DC Converters – Part 2

April 21, 2015
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Powering Highly Capacitive Loads with DC-DC Converters – Part 2

Second and final part of the series about powering capacitive loads. To keep the converter from exceeding its current and power ratings during normal operation, the current control block diagram in Figure 3 can be used

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Powering Highly Capacitive Loads with DC-DC Converters – Part 1

April 14, 2015
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Powering Highly Capacitive Loads with DC-DC Converters – Part 1

Capacitance at the input of the DC-DC converter plays a vital role in keeping the converter stable and playing a role in input EMI filtering.

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DCM Arrays are Ideal Solution for Power-Hungry Applications from 320 W to 4.8 kW

March 26, 2015
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DCM Arrays are Ideal Solution for Power-Hungry Applications from 320 W to 4.8 kW

With modern electronic systems demanding more and more power, it can be difficult to find a power component that is able to deliver sufficient energy. The Vicor power component design methodology is a simple approach that allows designers to build exactly the power chain they need by combining different functional blocks

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Video: How the Vicor PowerBench Whiteboard Helps Engineers

March 3, 2015
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In this video, Sean Crilly, VP of Design Engineering, explains how the PowerBench Whiteboard is being used by engineers to architect and analyze power chains, helping them develop better power systems

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