Firefly Technology Enhances Sales and Support in Northern Europe

Firefly Technology Enhances Sales and Support in Northern Europe

Vicor has strengthened its sales network in Europe with the addition of Firefly Technology, who will represent Vicor in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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Specialized Test Systems for High Performance Power Components

Specialized Test Systems for High Performance Power Components

As a journalist I get to see some exciting technology. A short time ago, I was lucky enough to visit the R&D department at Vicor, and was fascinated by the innovative test systems that they develop for both product development and production facilities.

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White Paper Explains How ZVS Technology Enables Higher Power Throughput in Buck Regulators

The efficiency of conventional hard-switched niPOL regulators drops as the step-down ratio increases, and falls dramatically when required to accept a wide input range with step down ratios approaching 36:1. This means that designers have been forced to incorporate multiple converter stages, limiting the step-down ratio of each stage to maintain efficiency at acceptable levels.

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Output Line Ripple on Power Factor Corrected AC-DC Power Supply Outputs (Part 5)

Output Line Ripple on Power Factor Corrected AC-DC Power Supply Outputs (Part 5)

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts by Harry Vig, Principal Applications Engineer at Vicor.

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What’s in Store for Power Designers in 2014?

What’s in Store for Power Designers in 2014?

Power Electronics has featured the views of Gary Gill, director of our VI Chip product line, in their Power Electronics 2014 Forecast. Gary considers the challenges of removing heat in power systems, highlighting the benefit of using multiple surfaces for cooling. Most systems take a simple approach to thermal design, cooling through the top surface. In 2014, and beyond, application requirements will demand higher power densities, so requiring thermal design approaches that are more sophisticated than simple topside cooling. Read Gary’s piece to see how new power packaging technologies and materials, such as those...

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‘Paultre on Power’ Features Gary Gill Explaining How To Increase Board-Level Power Density

‘Paultre on Power’ Features Gary Gill Explaining How To Increase Board-Level Power Density

Gary Gill, Director of Vicor’s VI Chip product line, was recently interviewed by Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design. In this podcast episode, Gary discussed the challenges of increasing power density at the board level, explaining how Vicor power components help engineers design products with higher system efficiency, improved thermal management and higher functionality in smaller form factors.

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My Journey: Rapid Prototyping of a Cell-Based, High Performance, High Power DC-DC Converter (part 2)

My Journey: Rapid Prototyping of a Cell-Based, High Performance, High Power DC-DC Converter (part 2)

In which I scavenge for parts and produce the demo on time. In the first part of this story I related how it seemed a good idea to create a power array demonstrator combining two “rafts” of different VI Chip parts together for a major project. One raft would be composed of PRM (pre-regulator modules), the other BCMs (Bus Converter Modules). Having settled on the design concept, I had to address connectivity of the PRM modules. The PR bus is a high-impedance line that delivers 10s of microamps to each slave PRM. I decided...

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