Editorial

Vicor ChiP BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

September 29, 2014
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Vicor ChiP BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

We are delighted that the High Voltage Bus Converter Module (BCM) and PowerBench Whiteboard design tool have both been shortlisted for the 2014 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. The ChiP BCM is a finalist for the Power System Product of the Year; and our Whiteboard has been named in the Design Tools and Development Software category. The Power System Product of the Year category recognizes power components that demonstrate how new materials, semiconductor technologies and packaging design have been applied for the development of efficient power systems. The BCM converter, which uses the revolutionary...

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Video: Learn More about the New HD Bricks

June 26, 2014
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HD Bricks Video

Kai Johnstad, Product Marketing Manager at Vicor, describes the new HD Bricks in this useful and informative video. The HD Brick DC-DC Converters, launched last month, are the next generation of brick-based power conversion, offering a substantial improvement in performance whilst retaining the look and feel, ease of use, quality and reliability of the familiar Brick packaging. In the video, Kai explains how the HD Bricks can enable new applications due to their compact size and weight. He presents a range of typical applications, and block diagrams, illustrating ways in which the HD Bricks...

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Can You Answer Our Level 1 Test Questions?

June 17, 2014
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Vicor spends a lot of time training our partners to understand our products and the needs of our customers. To make sure that our training has been understood our FAEs in the sales channel are tested. If you think you are an expert on Vicor and our products, why not try this level 1 (basic) test and see how well you score.

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Back to Basics: Using Adaptive Loop Feedback to Regulate Your Converter Output

June 3, 2014
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Back to Basics: Using Adaptive Loop Feedback to Regulate Your Converter Output

A conventional power supply or regulated DC-DC converter typically uses Remote Sense to achieve true regulation accuracy. For a system designer using, say, a brick converter the task is relatively simple

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New Power Systems Help Improve Performance of UAVs

May 28, 2014
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New Power Systems Help Improve Performance of UAVs

A recent article in ECN by Joshua Israelsohn, “Light UAVs serve both military and civilian missions”, describes how important it is to reduce weight to increase the performance on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Three Vicor Presentations at PCIM Europe 2014

May 20, 2014
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Three Vicor Presentations at PCIM Europe 2014

PCIM Europe 2014 opened today in Nuremberg, Germany. We will announce two important new product portfolios at the show: the first HD Bricks and ChiP DCMs. Meet Vicor in Hall 9, Booth 549 (a stand we are sharing with our distribution partner Hy-Line) to learn more about these new products.  And find out how our complete range of power components are helping engineers develop more efficient, dense and rugged power systems.

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