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COTS: Some General Considerations

July 28, 2014
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This is the final part of the blog series about COTS power systems, highlighting some general considerations that should be taken into account when developing power systems using COTS products.

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Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

July 21, 2014
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Variations in Input Power: COTS Power Supply Holdup

This is the fourth post in the series providing an introduction to COTS power supplies, which explains the requirements for holdup in the case of variations in the input power.

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Environmental Requirements for COTS Power Supplies

July 7, 2014
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This post, the third in the series about requirements for COTS power supplies, describes tests that ensure that the equipment is properly designed to meet the environmental conditions that it may face during its service. Many of these tests are very stringent: if these demanding requirements must be met, then often a custom solution is likely to be required.

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EMI Requirements for COTS Power Supplies

June 23, 2014
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This is the second in a series describing the requirements that must be met when developing COTS power supplies. At Vicor, we manufacture a range of COTS power components as well as complete COTS power supplies that are available from our Westcor division. A key requirement is for these products to meet Mil-STD 461, which defines the EMI performance that must be achieved.

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What is COTS?

June 9, 2014
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This is the first of a five-part series of blog posts by Jeff Lally, one of Vicor’s product managers, that explains some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of COTS products in defense applications. The series covers the most important electrical and environmental standards, and provides insight into how engineers can successfully meet military requirements with COTS components.

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Enhanced Custom Power System Service in Europe

February 24, 2014
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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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Article: How do You Design for Capacitive Loads?

January 31, 2014
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Article: How do You Design for Capacitive Loads?

Whilst capacitance at the input of a DC-DC converter is a good thing, helping to filter EMI and keep the converter stable, a highly capacitive load can present significant challenges.

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