Chris Swartz to Present on EMI at IEEE Meeting

Chris Swartz, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, will present a lecture entitled The Causes and Impact of EMI in Power Systems to the Long Island Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMCS) on Wednesday, 2 April at 6pm.

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HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

The next two webinars in the HVDC series by Stephen Oliver, VP at Vicor’s VI Chip division, address the use of high voltage DC power in hybrid land vehicles.

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Electronic Design Describes how Vicor Enables 400 V HVDC in the Data Center

Electronic Design Describes how Vicor Enables 400 V HVDC in the Data Center

We’re really excited by the opportunities provided by HVDC power distribution. This Electronic Design article by Don Tuite looks at some of the history and drivers for the move to 400 VDC, going back to 2007 when this approach was initially proposed for power distribution. The article provides a fabulous case study of why some great ideas are hard to implement in the real world. Don reveals that 15 different nominal voltages have been proposed, and explains that 400 V was chosen because of its unique benefits; these include eliminating phase balancing, removing the need...

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Enhanced Custom Power System Service in Europe

For many years, Vicor has offered design, manufacture and certification of semi-custom or full-custom power supplies in the USA through Vicor Custom Power. Today we announced the launch of Vicor Custom Europe, which extends this sophisticated capability to the European market. Vicor Custom Europe builds on our existing network of European Technical Support Centers, the company’s Custom Design Centers and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to provide European customers with a fast and simple way to get power solutions that meet the specific demands of their applications. By using the service, engineers can minimize...

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Thermal Testing of High Density Power Components

Thermal Testing of High Density Power Components

Previously I’ve blogged about the test systems I saw during my recent trip to the R&D department at Vicor. Whilst I was there, I also got to see some impressive technology that ensures the thermal design of the company’s modules leads to reliable, wide-temperature operation at industry-leading power densities.

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Marco Panizza to Present Battery Charging Paper at DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK Forum

Marco Panizza to Present Battery Charging Paper at DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK Forum

Marco Panizza, our European applications engineering manager, will present a paper at the DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK battery and chargers developer forum (ENTWICKLERFORUM: Batterien und Ladekonzepte 2014) on Wednesday, 19 February at 2:30pm. The paper will explain how the Sine Amplitude Converter (SAC) technology developed by Vicor can be used to create a bi-directional power system architecture for battery-powered applications. The SAC is a high-frequency resonant topology that is bi-directional by nature, allowing it to be used to act as the interface to a battery during charging, as well as when powering DC loads. Marco will describe...

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