How Adaptive Cell Topology Benefits AC Applications

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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Back to Basics: What are Y-Capacitors?

What’s the background? When electronic equipment is connected to the AC mains, it has the potential to generate common-mode electrical noise. If this is allowed to flow back on to the mains supply line, it can disturb other equipment also connected to the same line.

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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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Webinar “Designing High Performance AC-DC Power Systems Using a Power Component Approach” to be broadcast live in French and Russian

Webinar “Designing High Performance AC-DC Power Systems Using a Power Component Approach” to be broadcast live in French and Russian

Originally broadcast in March, we are running sessions of this popular webinar for French and Russian speakers next month.

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Article: Tap Online Design Tools To Improve Your Power Subsystem Designs

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Historically, power components and their manufacturers competed largely on datasheet specifications and price. Power subsystem designs were mostly either discrete, one-off implementations that demanded substantial power-design expertise and effort or generic designs that supported rapid development but yielded less than optimal performance. Evolution in online design-support tools has broken this binary model and, in recent years, done so in ways that bring substantial value to system-design programs and mark an essential differentiator for power component providers. Read the full article, ‘Online Design Tools To Improve Your Power Subsystem Designs’ by Vicor’s Stephen Oliver, which appeared...

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Demo of Complete AC to Point of Load Solution at PCIM

‘Power Systems Design’ recorded this video of Maurizio Salato, our director of power systems engineering, walking through a complete solution, from the AC to Point of Load.

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