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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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Our Solution Selector Widget is Now Even Better

October 6, 2014
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We released the first version of the embeddable PowerBench Solution Selector widget back in July 2012. At that time the tool only supported DC-DC converters, but many websites took advantage of our invitation to steal the code, and used it on their pages.

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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

September 30, 2014
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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

The first featured Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week will let you analyze and experiment with a power conversion system for HVDC distribution. The system uses high voltage BCM converters to take an input that can range between 260 V and 410 V and produce two low-voltage rails at 48 V and 12 V

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