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Claudio Tuozzolo Describes PFM in the VIA Package in Power Systems Design Video

June 4, 2015
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Claudio Tuozzolo Describes PFM in the VIA Package in Power Systems Design Video

During PCIM 2015, Alix Paltre, editorial director at Power Systems Design talked to Claudio Tuozzolo, president of Vicor’s Picor division about the PFM in VIA packaging technology.

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Bodo’s Power Features Vicor Article Explaining the Move to +48 V in Communications Systems

May 28, 2015
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Bodo’s Power Features Vicor Article Explaining the Move to +48 V in Communications Systems

The latest issue of Bodo’s Power features an article written by Chester Firek, senior product marketing manager at Vicor, describing how telecoms and datacoms equipment manufacturers have migrated from -48 V to +48 V power systems, allowing them to take advantage of power components developed for other markets, particularly data center servers. In the past -48 V was selected because it reduced the vulnerability to corrosion caused by crude charge-control systems, humidity, and poor ventilation in the battery rooms of that era. With better environmental controls, power system designers can move to +48 V and take...

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China Information World Awards Vicor Green Data Center Solution 2015

May 7, 2015
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China Information World Awards Vicor Green Data Center Solution 2015

The Eighth China Data Center Conference, sponsored by China Information World, was recently held at Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing.

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EE Times Reveals Five Fascinating Facts About Power Systems for Supercomputers

April 20, 2015
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EE Times Reveals Five Fascinating Facts About Power Systems for Supercomputers

Paul Pickering wrote an interesting article for EE Times that reveals Five Fascinating Power Facts About Supercomputers. In the article he discusses their size, the importance of cooling and plans for future exascale systems. Although modern supercomputers are highly specialized systems, they are based on standard products, from the CPUs and GPUs that do the calculations to the power components used to supply them. Paul cites Vicor’s Factorized Power as an example of off-the-shelf products being central to systems such as Sequoia (the third most powerful computer on the TOP500 list).   More Information...

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EDN Article Explains the Role of Power in the Path to Exascale Computing

April 7, 2015
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EDN Article Explains the Role of Power in the Path to Exascale Computing

A recent article in EDN described the importance of power in today’s supercomputers, and the next generation, Exascale computing.

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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

March 25, 2015
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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

In an interesting article published by ECN, Brian Davies from Anderson Power Products explains why new standards, and the availability of equipment that meets these standards, have moved 400 V High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution from theory to reality.

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Electronic Design Article Explains How DCMs and ZVS Buck Regulators Help Engineers Meet Railway Standards

March 2, 2015
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Electronic Design Article Explains How DCMs and ZVS Buck Regulators Help Engineers Meet Railway Standards

Electronic Design has just published Rails for Rails, an article by Stephen Oliver that discusses the requirements of power systems developed for railway applications.

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