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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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Why Today’s Applications are Moving to 48V

February 1, 2018
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Why Today’s Applications are Moving to 48V

Designers of electronic systems are continually being tasked to increase the functionality of their products, whether it be more processing capability, higher data rates, increased torque or brighter LEDs.

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400V – 700V is no Longer a Power Component “Wasteland”

December 5, 2017
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400V – 700V is no Longer a Power Component “Wasteland”

A number of different power systems, including 3-phase power supplies and tethered unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) operate with bus voltages in the hundreds of volts

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The Most Popular Blog Posts from 2017

December 1, 2017
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It’s always interesting to see what topics are important to power engineers, and the traffic to our blog is a great indication of what matters to you.

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The Top 10 Challenges for Power Engineers

November 25, 2017
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Vicor recently asked power engineers to tell us about their biggest challenges, and we received answers from around the global highlighting the difficulties of delivering power solutions for modern applications.

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Eliminating the Last Inch with Power on Package

November 7, 2017
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Eliminating the Last Inch with Power on Package

We recently announced our new Power on Package technology that enables manufacturers of CPUs, GPUs and ASICs (XPUs) to place power components either on the substrate of their device (on package) or extremely close to the XPU socket. Eliminating the “last inch” between the regulator and the XPU makes possible the level of higher performance required for today’s most demanding applications. The Need for Higher XPU Performance The demand for higher performance computing and communications systems is being driven by applications such as the analysis of big data, video rendering and artificial intelligence (for...

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Using the Power Component Design Methodology to Adapt to Changing Specifications

October 3, 2017
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Using the Power Component Design Methodology to Adapt to Changing Specifications

Late changes in requirements are not unusual: our recent research found it was the biggest challenge facing today’s power system designers.

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