COTS: Some General Considerations

This is the final part of the blog series about COTS power systems, highlighting some general considerations that should be taken into account when developing power systems using COTS products.

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Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

This is the second in a series of three blog posts written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

This is the fourth post in the series providing an introduction to COTS power supplies, which explains the requirements for holdup in the case of variations in the input power.

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Enabling Higher Performance Power Components with Packaging Innovations

Enabling Higher Performance Power Components with Packaging Innovations

This is the first in a series of three blog posts written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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Environmental Requirements for COTS Power Supplies

This post, the third in the series about requirements for COTS power supplies, describes tests that ensure that the equipment is properly designed to meet the environmental conditions that it may face during its service. Many of these tests are very stringent: if these demanding requirements must be met, then often a custom solution is likely to be required.

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White Paper: Leveraging Bus Converters in Regulated DC-DC Applications

White Paper: Leveraging Bus Converters in Regulated DC-DC Applications

This paper, presented at PCIM 2014 by David Bourner, one of our applications engineers, provides a comparison between Factorized Power Architecture (FPA) and the Yeaman Topology in a regulated, high density DC-DC application. It describes a variant on FPA that utilizes a Power Component Methodology, and compares FPA solutions against the Yeaman Topology. A description of the investigation methods used and outcomes of various tests to establish performance metrics follow. Practical aspects of applying power components to both FP and YT architectures are followed by a summary of salient attributes for each system. The Yeaman...

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