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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

March 25, 2015
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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

In an interesting article published by ECN, Brian Davies from Anderson Power Products explains why new standards, and the availability of equipment that meets these standards, have moved 400 V High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution from theory to reality.

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High Voltage BCM in ChiP Package Named Power System Product of the Year

December 3, 2014
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High Voltage BCM in ChiP Package Named Power System Product of the Year

At Vicor we’re delighted that the High Voltage BCM in ChiP packaging technology was named Power System Product of the Year at the recent Elektra Awards ceremony in London, England.

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New BCM in ChiP Packaging Technology for HVDC: More Power, Higher Input Voltage

April 16, 2014
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New BCM in ChiP Packaging Technology for HVDC: More Power, Higher Input Voltage

We have just announced a new BCM designed for HVDC applications. The new device follows the announcement of the first BCM to use the ChiP platform a couple of months ago, and offers improved performance and increased functionality. The new device is optimized for up to 400 V DC nominal input voltage (260 to 410 V), supporting systems that use a 400 V HVDC bus, as well as those based on 380 V. It also offers significantly higher throughput, delivering 50V at 1.75 kW with 98% peak efficiency.

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

February 24, 2014
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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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Vicor Webinars Examine 380V HVDC Power Distribution in Datacenters, Commercial Buildings and Offices

January 30, 2014
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Vicor Webinars Examine 380V HVDC Power Distribution in Datacenters, Commercial Buildings and Offices

Stephen Oliver, VP at Vicor’s VI Chip division, will be hosting a series of webinars that examine the applications leading the move to high voltage DC power distribution architectures. The webinars feature industry experts with experience of designing and deploying systems in the real world. The first three webinars address HVDC in datacenters, commercial buildings and offices 380V DC in the Datacenter (on-demand rebroadcast) – presented by David Mohr, Distinguished Technologist, Power Systems Architect, Hewlett Packard.  This webinar describes some of the commercially-available equipment, enabling the adoption of HVDC as well as outlining the roadmaps...

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Video Explains How New BCM Helps to Enable HVDC Architectures

January 15, 2014
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Video Explains How New BCM Helps to Enable HVDC Architectures

We have just announced the launch of our new Bus Converter Modules (BCM®) based on the new Converter Housed in Package (ChiP) platform. The new devices deliver 48 VDC from a nominal input of 380 VDC with 98% efficiency, making them ideal components for high voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution. In this video, Maurizio Salato, Director of Systems Engineering at Vicor, explains the functionality of the new devices, how the new BCM can be used to create very efficient HVDC power system architectures and the benefits of the approach for a range of different applications.  ...

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Vicor Launches First Product in Revolutionary ChiP Package

January 15, 2014
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Vicor Launches First Product in Revolutionary ChiP Package

Today Vicor announced the first product to use the revolutionary Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. The new ChiP bus converter modules (BCM®) deliver 48 Vdc with an output power of 1.2 kW, 98% peak efficiency and 1880 W/in3 (115 W/cm3) power density: a stunning four times the density of competing solutions. Gary Gill, Director, VI Chip product line at Vicor, was on-hand to answer our questions about the launch: This product uses new packaging: why is that important? This is the first product to be housed in the ChiP platform, which...

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