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Thermal Management of VIA and ChiP Products

April 4, 2017
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Thermal Management of VIA and ChiP Products

High performance power components require packaging technology that is thermally adept to allow for heat to be removed easily. Our VIA and ChiP products both offer outstanding thermal performance

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How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

March 20, 2017
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How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

Power components, such as the Bus Converter Modules (BCMs) and Non-Isolated Bus Converters (NBMs) can be used as bi-directional devices, stepping the voltage up or down

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White Paper Describes Thermal Circuit Models of Vicor Power Components

November 30, 2016
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White Paper Describes Thermal Circuit Models of Vicor Power Components

Thermal Circuit Models are tools for making thermal calculations that are analogous to electrical circuits.

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Whitepaper: How to Use Circuit Models in Thermal Calculations

November 24, 2016
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Whitepaper: How to Use Circuit Models in Thermal Calculations

Thermal design is one of the most challenging elements of power system development. System requirements demand more power from less space

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White Paper Explains How Power Averaging Cuts Size and Cost for Pulsed Loads

September 21, 2016
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White Paper Explains How Power Averaging Cuts Size and Cost for Pulsed Loads

Many applications, such as pulsed amplifiers and LED lighting, present pulsed loads, where energy is drawn in short bursts.

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White Paper Describes Reverse Mode Operation of SACs

June 27, 2016
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White Paper Describes Reverse Mode Operation of SACs

The Sine Amplitude Converter (SAC) is a resonant topology that can be used to create a near-ideal “DC power transformer”. It uses a fixed transformation ratio, K

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White Paper Describes Practical Techniques to Control EMI when Designing with Power Components

June 22, 2016
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White Paper Describes Practical Techniques to Control EMI when Designing with Power Components

The control of EMI within switched mode power systems is a perennial challenge. This white paper explains how to control conducted emissions in real-world applications.

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