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Whiteboard of the Week: Radiological Imaging Flat Panel Display

February 2, 2015
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Whiteboard of the Week: Radiological Imaging Flat Panel Display

Johnny Yuen, one of our senior applications engineers, developed a solution for a flat panel display, which was recently featured as one of our Whiteboard Power Chains of the Week. We talked with Johnny to find out how the requirement for an ultra-low profile was met using Vicor ZVS Buck Regulators.

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Making Power Design Easy for the Embedded Engineer

January 27, 2015
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Making Power Design Easy for the Embedded Engineer

Today many embedded systems designers are also required to develop the power chain for their system. Although embedded engineers may not have the training or experience of power system specialists, there are now a range of tools that make it easy to develop efficient, reliable and power-dense solutions for embedded applications.

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Online PowerBench Tools: Simulators

January 20, 2015
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Online PowerBench Tools: Simulators

Knowing exactly how power components will behave is crucial if engineers are to be able to develop power systems that work as intended on the first revision.  Our PowerBench™ Simulator provides precision modeling of electrical and thermal behavior for a range of our products

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Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

November 18, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

One of the latest Whiteboard Power Chains of the Week is a power system for an LED display panel that was developed by Marco La Ciacera, our technical sales engineer for Southern Europe. Here’s what he told us about this design.   Can you explain a little more about the application? The power chain was designed for a variable message sign (VMS), signs that can be placed in a wide range of places like highways, major road junctions, and urban arteries. Typically installed at the side or above the roadway, the VMS uses text...

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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

November 3, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

Our Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week series recently featured a power system for a civil ship that was designed by one of our technical sales engineers, Alexander Mezin.

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Online PowerBench Tools: Thermal Calculator

October 16, 2014
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Online PowerBench Tools: Thermal Calculator

Thermal calculations required when selecting heat sinking are relatively straightforward, but can be time consuming, particularly if you want to investigate the impact of changes to certain parameters.

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Whiteboard of the Week: Aircraft Cockpit Large Area Display (LAD)

October 6, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week: Aircraft Cockpit Large Area Display (LAD)

An aircraft cockpit requires a complex power system: the large number of complex instruments require a variety of different power rails, whist space and weight must be minimized. The second Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week illustrates one solution developed by a Vicor applications engineer for one of our customers.

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