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New Features for Power System Designer Cut Development Timescales

May 13, 2016
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New Features for Power System Designer Cut Development Timescales

The Power System Designer is a great tool for power developers. Since its launch last year, many engineers have benefited from the ability to develop flexible power chains

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Video Shows How Vicor’s Power System Designer Makes Developing Power Chains Easy

January 28, 2016
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It’s now possible to develop power chains optimized for your application’s requirements quickly and easily. Our latest video shows just how simple it is

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I Clicked the Mouse Four Times and an AC-DC Power System Design Appeared

January 28, 2016
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I Clicked the Mouse Four Times and an AC-DC Power System Design Appeared

Our new PowerBench Power System Designer makes it easy to architect and analyze power chains, even when you have an AC input.

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How Do You Decide the Best Power Chain for Your Application?

December 3, 2015
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How Do You Decide the Best Power Chain for Your Application?

The Power Component Design Methodology is an extremely flexible approach to the development of power systems, using power components to produce designs that are optimized for your application. But how can you determine what is the “optimum” solution to your particular design challenge? Consider the following five figures of merit: Highest Operating Efficiency Lowest Component Count Lowest Cost Smallest Footprint Best Fit The demands of the application will determine the figure of merit that is most appropriate. For example Highest Operating Efficiency (the highest overall efficiency of the complete system at its maximum operating...

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Understand Power Chain Real Estate with PowerBench Whiteboard Mechanical View

July 15, 2015
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Understand Power Chain Real Estate with PowerBench Whiteboard Mechanical View

The PowerBench Whiteboard has always provided the total board real estate for the power chain being analyzed, allowing power developers to understand the space required for the solution they are designing.

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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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Li-Ion Battery Cell Test System

April 30, 2015
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Li-Ion Battery Cell Test System

Many electronic systems rely on batteries, which must be tested after manufacture to ensure reliability of the systems that use them. Masanobu Kamata, one of our principal applications engineers, developed a Li-Ion Battery Cell Test System

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