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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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Vicor’s Converter housed in Package (ChiP) Technology

Vicor has pioneered a breakthrough power component packaging platform – “Converter housed in Package” – or “ChiP” for short. Vicor‘s ChiP technology enables much smaller and more flexible component form factors, advancing power component design methodologies by simplifying design processes, and delivering power systems in a small form factor.

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Vicor Expands Picor Cool-Power ZVS DC-DC Converter Module Line

Vicor Expands Picor Cool-Power ZVS DC-DC Converter Module Line

Vicor has expanded its ultra high density Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters optimized for 24V industrial, 28V aerospace/defense and/or demanding wide temperature applications.

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An Introduction to ChiP Technology

May 13, 2013
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An Introduction to ChiP Technology

In this latest video Steve Oliver, VP VI Chip Division, presents an introduction to Vicor’s new ChiP technology (“Converter Housed in Package”).  This exciting new technology has been developed to enable the next generation of power components The demand is for ever smaller power components able to handle more power and greater loads.  Yet the development of these products is being hampered by resulting heat dissipation issues.  Our ChiP packaging technology provides the breakthrough necessary to achieve size and performance levels previously thought to be impossible. And the flexibility of the technology will enable...

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High Density Power Solutions for Heavy Power Regulation

High Density Power  Solutions for Heavy Power Regulation

Vicor’s VI Chip PRM is a very efficient non-isolated regulator for high power applications, delivering up to 500 W from a single chip. It uses Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) technology to  buck and boost a wide range of input voltages, providing a regulated, adjustable output voltage. In this post we see why the PRM improves and eases power system design, and give an overview of the internal topology behind its power density and efficiency.

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Power Components Come of Age

Vicor’s CEO, Dr. Patrizio Vinciarelli gave a keynote presentation at APEC which plots the advances made in power electronics over the past 30 years.  Dr. Vinciarelli proposed a solution that will take the industry to the next level of power density for designers using a power component methodology.

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