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White Paper Describes New Bidirectional DC-DC Converter

April 15, 2016
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White Paper Describes New Bidirectional DC-DC Converter

Today many power applications need bidirectional conversion to allow energy to be stored and used at a later time. These applications range from battery applications

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White Paper Explains How You Could be Designing More Power Chains

April 5, 2016
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White Paper Explains How You Could be Designing More Power Chains

Although much of the electronics industry sees exponential improvements in performance due to Moore’s Law, design and development, in particular power system design, has remained relatively unchanged

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White Paper Explains How to Reduce Power System Size by Eliminating Bulk Capacitance

December 9, 2015
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White Paper Explains How to Reduce Power System Size by Eliminating Bulk Capacitance

Although the need is most acute when designing power systems for applications such as aerospace, most systems benefit from smaller and lighter electronics. Bulk capacitance can represent a large proportion of the size and weight of a power chain, but engineers can eliminate it. You can find out more by completing e the form below to download Build Small, Lighter Power Systems by Eliminating Bulk Capacitance.  

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White Paper Describes How Eliminating Isolation Improves Performance of 48 V Power Systems

November 4, 2015
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White Paper Describes How Eliminating Isolation Improves Performance of 48 V Power Systems

The telecommunications industry has traditionally used positive-referenced DC power distribution to reduce the chance of copper wiring corroding. Modern systems, however, often use active cathodic protection, eliminating the need for a positive-referenced power system.

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Improving the Light Load Efficiency of a Bus Converter Array

October 5, 2015
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Improving the Light Load Efficiency of a Bus Converter Array

The Vicor Bus Converter Modules (BCMs) can easily be paralleled to create an array that delivers higher current than can be supplied by a single component.

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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

June 9, 2015
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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

Read this paper by Maurizio Salato and Ugo Ghisla, which was originally presented at ICDCM 2015, to learn more about the use of high voltage DC power distribution to optimize datacenter power architectures.

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White Paper Explains How SAC Enables High-Performance Boost Converters

May 11, 2015
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White Paper Explains How SAC Enables High-Performance Boost Converters

Most DC–DC converter solutions are buck converters. Boost converters are much less common, and most fail to deliver the performance expected of their buck counterparts.

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