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The Back to Basics posts are some of the most popular content on the Vicor Powerblog, covering a wide range of important power system design topics

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Infographic: HVDC Covers a Wide Range of Voltages

Infographic: HVDC Covers a Wide Range of Voltages

High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution is bringing higher efficiency and simpler power chains to a wide range of applications. Confusingly, however, the voltage used depends on the application: there is no single HVDC standard. Take a look at our infographic below to find out about the wide range of voltages used, and how this compares with AC and low voltage DC power systems.

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PSD Podcast Focuses on Component Power Design Methodology

PSD Podcast Focuses on Component Power Design Methodology

In the latest Power Systems Design podcast, Paultre on Power, editorial director Alix Paultre interviews Christoph Wieser about component power design methodology. In the interview, Christoph explains how this approach allows engineers to design power systems quickly and easily, reducing the time required to architect power chains. He also describes how improvements in functionality, power density, thermal design and other factors have allowed the creation of components that enable the methodology. Paultre on Power is a multi-lingual podcast, and this interview was conducted in both German and English. Click below to listen to the...

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Vicor Hosts Power Design Seminars in Three Indian Cities

Vicor will run three half-day seminars in India that will help engineers design and optimize power systems from source to point of load.  These events will be held in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. The seminars will cover a range of topics relevant to designers developing systems for a wide variety of applications. Attendees will learn about the latest DC-DC and AC-DC power components; online tools that can simulate and analyze power chain designs; and techniques to manage isolated and non-isolated loads. The seminars will also describe how using components based on the ChiP platform...

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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

Vicor will be at InnoTrans 2014, the leading event for the transport technology industry, from 23-26 September in Berlin, Germany. We will be showcasing some of our rail solutions at the show, including AC-DC and DC-DC converters, filtering products and turn-key custom solutions. These power solutions are used in applications from LED information displays and ticketing machines to lighting, braking and motor drive systems. They are designed to provide efficient and reliable operation for the harsh environment of rolling stock and trackside systems. Come and meet us on Stand 115 in Hall 11.1, at...

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Powering a Homecoming in 90 Days: Part 2

This is the second post in a series that describes how Vicor Custom Power developed a solution for the Navy to replace an obsolete power supply, despite having no specifications for the part that needed replacement. If you’ve not read it yet, read the first post here. Our task began with an initial architecture that would rectify the input AC power and develop the necessary voltage and power to the output.  We knew right away that this would take a fair amount of physical space, plus we had an estimate as to how power would...

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