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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

April 4, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

AC-DC power conversion presents a range of challenges for power system designers. Here are five things you really should consider

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How to Design Rapid-Start Power Systems

March 20, 2018
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How to Design Rapid-Start Power Systems

The time to power-up a system is a critical metric for many applications, particularly as engineers increasingly use stop/start technology to save power

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White Paper Explains How to Avoid Hidden Costs when Developing Power Systems

March 8, 2018
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White Paper Explains How to Avoid Hidden Costs when Developing Power Systems

It’s not uncommon for power design projects to encounter cost and time overruns during the development phase.

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Why Power Density is Important

March 8, 2018
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Why Power Density is Important

Power density is a key metric for power system designers. Although it’s obvious that wasting space makes little sense, increasing the power density (and therefore decreasing power system size) is a valuable activity

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5 Things You Should Know About DC Power

March 7, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About DC Power

Most modern electronic systems are powered by DC voltages. DC supplies are so common it’s easy to ignore the basics.

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How Vicor is Smoothing the Transition to 48V

February 28, 2018
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How Vicor is Smoothing the Transition to 48V

The increasing power requirements of modern systems, the demand for higher efficiencies and the need to achieve this with limited space means power developers are reconsidering the way they design systems.

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Do Modern Tools Make Agile Power Design Possible?

February 6, 2018
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An agile approach to software development was first popularized by the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, written in 2010, and today most software development teams use an agile framework.

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