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Handling Large Capacitive Loads

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

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The Easiest Way to Design the Proper Thermal Management System

The Easiest Way to Design the Proper Thermal Management System

Density of power components has increased several orders of magnitude over the past couple of decades. On one hand this has led to a significant reduction in size and cost of power electronic converters; on the other hand, designing the appropriate cooling solution has become more and more challenging

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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

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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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