Prestigious SPDEI Award Demonstrates French Distributors’ Recognition of Vicor’s Support

Prestigious SPDEI Award Demonstrates French Distributors’ Recognition of Vicor’s Support

Vicor has built its reputation over the years as a leading provider of power solutions through the quality and range of its products and of the support and commitment to its customers and distributors, internationally. This was independently recognised at the SPDEI Awards in Paris last November, where Vicor was named a Prize Winner in the Energy Category. Voted for by distributors, the awards recognise excellence across four criteria: distribution strategy; product innovation; technical and commercial support. SPDEI represents all major electronics distribution companies, and over 70% of the electronic component distributor sales force...

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New Cool-ORing® Active ORing products provide fast fault current isolation for redundant 48 V and 12 V Applications

New Cool-ORing® Active ORing products provide fast fault current isolation for redundant 48 V and 12 V Applications

As today’s businesses depend increasingly on electronic data processing, continuous availability of their servers and communications equipment is critical. Accordingly, the power architecture used to support such loads typically comprises two or more redundant power sources driving a common redundant bus. In such designs, the loads must be isolated from possibly harmful reverse currents if either of the power sources suffers a short circuit failure. Diode ORing provides the simplest solution, but it has limitations. These are overcome by Picor’s Active ORing family, which now has two new members – the P12127 and the...

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An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

An accurately controlled, compact and cost reduced power source for OEM laser diode applications

A Vicor customer based in Northern Italy designs, develops and manufactures diode based laser sources and systems for the industrial, medical and scientific markets. They can provide system, kit or component level solutions and develop products from initial concept through to full commercial production. Uses include laser markers for industrial and civil applications, and laser sources for health therapy. Laser diodes used in such applications require high current, accurately controlled electrical power. Delivering such current to the laser can be problematic, as typically the power source is at some distance from the diode. Passing...

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New MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter adds MIL-STD transient and EMI compliance to power conversion design

New MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter adds MIL-STD transient and EMI compliance to power conversion design

Vicor’s new MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter provides a transient and EMI filtering DC front end to protect MIL-COTS power conversion systems, which complies with stringent military standards. It is available either as a stand-alone filter, or as an integrated Filter/PRM Regulator Module. Substantially smaller than competing products with similar power ratings, both versions of the MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter provide compliance with MIL-STD-1275A/B/D for transients, and MIL-STD-461E/F for EMI conducted emission and conducted susceptibility. The stand-alone Filter also complies with MIL-STD-704A/E/F for input transients, while the Filter/PRM Module complies with MIL-STD-704A-F. Both versions of...

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A simple way to enhance compatibility for IAMS and FIAMS

A simple way to enhance compatibility for IAMS and FIAMS

Vicor’s Input Attenuator Modules (IAM) and Filtered Input Attenuator Modules (FIAM) are DC front-end filters that provide EMI filtering, transient protection, inrush limiting and surge suppression to various military and industrial standards. They are found in military vehicles, industrial and telecommunications environments and similar applications. The Military (MI) and Industrial (VI) IAMs are compatible with MI/VI-200/J00 DC-DC converters while Military (M) and Industrial FIAMs are compatible with the Micro, Mini and Maxi DC-DC converters. However there may be occasions when running different combinations of (F)IAM and DC-DC converter becomes desirable. For example a combination...

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New Vicor website eases power product selection and design

New Vicor website eases power product selection and design

Vicor‘s newly launched website is significantly improved, featuring innovative tools to inform your search for your ideal power products. These include a new part search toolbar, quick access to new product selectors and a wealth of applications stories. It’s easy to find inspiration for your development ideas to get you started. The Vicor website’s growing range of application solution stories covers defence, aerospace, industrial, security and many other rugged or demanding situations. They show how designers are using Vicor products to improve efficiency, reliability, durability and performance while cutting power supply footprint, costs and...

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Vicor V·I Chip™ modules improve ATE system design and save space

Vicor engineers recently helped an Automated Test Equipment (ATE) customer achieve an advanced distributed power supply architecture that delivers space savings, simplified mechanical design and several other benefits. The ATE has 13 DC outputs and draws 1.2 kW from a 110 – 220 Vac mains input. The ATE electronics had previously been powered from an externally mounted centralised architecture power supply. By exploiting the V·I Chip module family’s high power density, efficiency and flexibility, the power supply assembly has now been implemented on a single board that slots directly into the ATE chassis and...

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