What is COTS?

This is the first of a five-part series of blog posts by Jeff Lally, one of Vicor’s product managers, that explains some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of COTS products in defense applications. The series covers the most important electrical and environmental standards, and provides insight into how engineers can successfully meet military requirements with COTS components.

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Back to Basics: Using Adaptive Loop Feedback to Regulate Your Converter Output

Back to Basics: Using Adaptive Loop Feedback to Regulate Your Converter Output

A conventional power supply or regulated DC-DC converter typically uses Remote Sense to achieve true regulation accuracy. For a system designer using, say, a brick converter the task is relatively simple

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The Latest Innovations in Power System Design

The Latest Innovations in Power System Design

Power systems design is changing rapidly: in addition to innovations from power component suppliers such as Vicor, new standards mean that engineers must keep up to date with the latest ideas, approaches and best practices.

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Custom Power Solution Designed for the Toughest Environments

Defense applications can provide some of the toughest challenges for power system designers. Not only are these systems often complex and challenging electrically, but the harsh environments in which they must operate demand a robust and rugged design.

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New Power Systems Help Improve Performance of UAVs

New Power Systems Help Improve Performance of UAVs

A recent article in ECN by Joshua Israelsohn, “Light UAVs serve both military and civilian missions”, describes how important it is to reduce weight to increase the performance on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Three Vicor Presentations at PCIM Europe 2014

Three Vicor Presentations at PCIM Europe 2014

PCIM Europe 2014 opened today in Nuremberg, Germany. We will announce two important new product portfolios at the show: the first HD Bricks and ChiP DCMs. Meet Vicor in Hall 9, Booth 549 (a stand we are sharing with our distribution partner Hy-Line) to learn more about these new products.  And find out how our complete range of power components are helping engineers develop more efficient, dense and rugged power systems.

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