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Power Electronics Europe Features the Thermal Performance of Vicor’s ChiP Technology

November 6, 2013
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Power Electronics Europe Features the Thermal Performance of Vicor’s ChiP Technology

No matter how efficiently your subsystem delivers energy, the residual dissipation and your ability to remove heat from the system limits power density. Waste energy, in the form of heat, is the enemy of power system designers. Although converter technology continues to increase efficiency, particularly components based upon Vicor’s Sine Amplitude Converter (SAC), there will always be some waste heat that needs to be removed. Power Electronics Europe features an article by Gary Gill, Vicor’s Director V.I Chip Product Line, which defines the problem, explaining that heat is typically the factor that limits power...

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Optimizing for Datacenter Power System Efficiency and Reduced Energy Costs

Optimizing for Datacenter Power System Efficiency and Reduced Energy Costs

There are no sloppy designs in datacenters. To the consumer a datacenter is just another pipe in the cloud, a conduit for their data and experiences.  However, to the industry giants wringing real dollars (in the form of demographic studies, transactional charges, and raw click-based advertising) a datacenter is the backbone of their business operations. Just like the assembly lines of Ford and the coke furnaces of Carnegie, the most efficient (least cost to operate) datacenter provides the greatest set of financial and operational benefits to their owners.

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Rugged MIL-COTS PFC Front End Meets Stringent Demands In Aerospace & Defense

July 15, 2013
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Rugged MIL-COTS PFC Front End Meets Stringent Demands In Aerospace & Defense

Boasting a wide input range of 102 – 264 Vac (input operation down to 85 VAC, subject to additional derating) and a rugged construction,  Vicor’s MIL-COTS PFC Front End (GP-MPFC1H21) is capable of meeting most demanding defense and aerospace applications.

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Video on engineeringtv.com: the technology behind the Cool-Power ZVS DC-DC Converters

July 8, 2013
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Claudio Tuozzolo talks to ‘Electronic Design Europe’ editor, Sally Ward-Foxton, at PCIM 2013 about  the technology behind the Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters.

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Video interview presenting ChiP packaging technology

July 1, 2013
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Claudio Tuozzolo introduces Vicor’s ChiP (Converter Housed in Package) packaging technology to ‘Electronic Design Europe’ editor, Paul Whytock, at the PCIM show in Nuremberg, Germany. 

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Video: Cool-Power ZVS DC-DC High Density Converter Modules

June 17, 2013
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Vicor’s new Cool-Power DC-DC converters utilize an advanced Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) architecture and high-performance planar magnetics to enable IC-like density and greater PCB layout flexibility in space-constrained environments. The high-switching frequency (900 kHz) of series converters reduces input filter and output capacitance requirements, drastically reducing space requirements.

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How Adaptive Cell Topology Benefits AC Applications

June 11, 2013
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With the wide variation in AC line voltages around the world, universal power supplies are typically designed to accept 85VRMS to 264VRMS inputs. This range has imposed significant design trade-offs on the power factor corrected AC rectification typically used in front end converters. The Vicor PFM isolated AC-DC converter with PFC, and the AC Front End Module both have Adaptive Cell™ topology at their heart, providing a breakthrough in AC front end power factor correction that addresses these trade-offs to provide a consistently efficient solution. It does so by introducing innovation at three different...

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