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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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Reducing the Complexity of Meeting EMI Standards

Reducing the Complexity of Meeting EMI Standards

Most electronic systems, especially those powered from the AC line, are required to meet stringent standards with regards levels of EMI conducted on input power cables or radiated by the system itself.

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DCM Packaging: More than Different Housing

September 24, 2017
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DCM Packaging: More than Different Housing

The Vicor DC-DC Converter Modules (DCMs) have been very popular with engineers, providing an easy-to-use solution for power designers looking for isolation, conversion and regulation in a convenient single power component.

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“Wrapping” Power

“Wrapping” Power

Often getting power to fit your system’s electrical requirements is not the challenging part of the design.

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Download Vicor’s EMI Checklist

May 30, 2017
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Download Vicor’s EMI Checklist

EMI is a common challenge for power engineers, and the consequences of discovering problems last in the development process can be significant

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