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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

May 2, 2018
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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

Power components that allow energy to flow in either direction are a relatively new concept, with one of the first articles discussing bi-directional power design appearing in Electronic Design magazine in 2014.

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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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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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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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