White Paper: PFC Single Conversion Line Ripple Cancellation Using the Yeaman Topology

White Paper: PFC Single Conversion Line Ripple Cancellation Using the Yeaman Topology

The Yeaman topology takes advantage of the isolation in a series of DC-DC converters to put the outputs in a series stack. One converter is typically a high efficiency fixed ratio bus converter

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Our Solution Selector Widget is Now Even Better

We released the first version of the embeddable PowerBench Solution Selector widget back in July 2012. At that time the tool only supported DC-DC converters, but many websites took advantage of our invitation to steal the code, and used it on their pages.

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Creating High Voltage Outputs with Multiple Converters

Creating High Voltage Outputs with Multiple Converters

Many power applications require a well-regulated, high-voltage DC supply. A typical requirement is for power rails of 80 V to 120 V for applications such as tunnel lighting installations that use a string of LEDs connected in series, high power amplifiers, ultrasound transducers and motor controllers. By connecting the outputs of converters such as the Vicor DCMs in series, these voltages can be generated using standard power components. The output voltage of series-connected converters is the sum of all the individual outputs. Strings can be configured to deliver either...

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Learn More about Power Component Design Methodology at electronica 2014

Learn More about Power Component Design Methodology at electronica 2014

electronica 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for technology components, systems, and applications, is just 40 days away.  We’re working hard to make sure everything is ready for 11 November, with new products, interesting content and a great stand (if we can say so ourselves) to be finalized, all of which will help visitors learn more about power component design methodology. And this year we’ve moved to the semiconductor Hall, A5, Booth 237.  If you’re planning to visit the show this year, why not come and visit.  You’ll be able...

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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

The first featured Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week will let you analyze and experiment with a power conversion system for HVDC distribution. The system uses high voltage BCM converters to take an input that can range between 260 V and 410 V and produce two low-voltage rails at 48 V and 12 V

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Vicor BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

Vicor BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

We are delighted that the High Voltage Bus Converter Module (BCM) and PowerBench Whiteboard design tool have both been shortlisted for the 2014 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. The BCM in the ChiP package is a finalist for the Power System Product of the Year; and our Whiteboard has been named in the Design Tools and Development Software category. The Power System Product of the Year category recognizes power components that demonstrate how new materials, semiconductor technologies and packaging design have been applied for the development of efficient power...

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Introducing the “Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week”

Introducing the “Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week”

Tools play a critical role in the development of modern power systems, allowing engineers to design, optimize and analyze power chains quickly and efficiently.

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