Flexible Fault Management

Flexible Fault Management

The Factorized Power Architecture (using the PRM and VTM) provides an efficient means of providing power under rapidly varying load conditions. In the event of a fault, the VTM module shuts down automatically and remains shut down until restarted by the PRM module. The addition of a Fault Management Circuit allows for much more flexibility in the response to a fault. The Fault Management Circuit described here can be used for a PRM driving one or two VTMs in series or parallel. The circuit is compatible with the PRM...

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Vicor Opens Office in Beijing

Vicor Opens Office in Beijing

Extending our power system design and customer support capabilities across China, and following the opening of our TSC (Technical Support Center) in Shanghai in January 2013, we have now opened a new office in Beijing.

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Powered by Vicor Seminar Series Comes to the Bay Area

Powered by Vicor Seminar Series Comes to the Bay Area

Engineers in Silicon Valley will have an opportunity to attend the next Powered by Vicor seminar, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

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PSD Article Describes Power Chains for Small Cellular Base Stations

PSD Article Describes Power Chains for Small Cellular Base Stations

Power Systems Design (PSD) has featured a new article by Maurizio Salato, director, power systems engineering at Vicor, which explains how to optimize the power systems in small cells.

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White Paper Describes How Eliminating Isolation Improves Performance of 48 V Power Systems

White Paper Describes How Eliminating Isolation Improves Performance of 48 V Power Systems

The telecommunications industry has traditionally used positive-referenced DC power distribution to reduce the chance of copper wiring corroding. Modern systems, however, often use active cathodic protection, eliminating the need for a positive-referenced power system.

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Avoiding Hot Spots in LED Applications

The high efficiency of LEDs means they are being adopted for a wide range of applications, from digital signage and outdoor displays to illuminating anything from television studios to offices.

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Why Engineers Need a Non-Isolated Bus Converter (NBM)

Why Engineers Need a Non-Isolated Bus Converter (NBM)

Bus converters are highly popular, flexible power components that traditionally provide an isolated intermediate bus voltage to power PoL (Point-of-Load) converters or serve as an isolated voltage source. They are widely used in applications such as ATE, server, telecom, and industrial control. Last week we announced a different type of bus converter – a non-isolated fixed ratio bus converter module (NBM) based on our ChiP package: the first bus converters that do not offer isolation. So why did we create this new category of power components? There are several...

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