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Power Chain for Road Toll Stations

February 20, 2015
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Power Chain for Road Toll Stations

One of the latest Whiteboard Power Chains of the Week is an AC-DC power system for road toll stations that was developed by Alexander Mezin, one of our technical sales engineers. Here’s what he told us about this power chain he developed.

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Advantest Award Recognizes Vicor’s Technology and Innovation

February 9, 2015
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It’s always good to win industry awards, but the ones that mean the most to us are from our customers. So we’re delighted that Advantest has presented us with a Technology and Innovation award

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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

October 23, 2014
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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

Sounding rockets, which are named after the nautical term “to sound,” or take measurements, have been used since 1959 to test instruments for satellites and spacecraft. The University of Pisa selected Vicor power components

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Infographic: HVDC Covers a Wide Range of Voltages

September 23, 2014
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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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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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The New MIL-COTS PRM® Regulator

August 28, 2014
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The New MIL-COTS PRM® Regulator

The new Vicor PRM regulator (MPRM48NF480M500A00) is based on our VI Chip® platform, and provides power density of 106W/cm3 and efficiency of 97.7%. The new regulator delivers 500W output power in the same package size as our earlier generation 120W MIL-COTS PRMs. For applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this fourfold increase in power density can provide a game-changing advantage. Designers of military systems are acutely focused on achieving aggressive size, weight and power (SWAP) profiles that will give military vehicles greater agility to fulfill increasingly ambitious missions. Reducing the weight of UAVs...

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Powering a Homecoming in 90 Days: Part 1

The weather was clear and the seas were calm when the orders arrived instructing the captain to come about and plot a course home to Norfolk Virginia – some one hundred days away.  It was a call to all hands that it was time to begin the preparations allowing the ship to return to its home port.  This included getting all of those systems checked and working that were turned off some nine months earlier when it put out to sea. One of about a dozen key environmental in-port systems that allows the ship...

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