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Back to Basics: Choosing the Perfect Regulator

July 18, 2017
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Back to Basics: Choosing the Perfect Regulator

A voltage regulator provides two functions: changing the input voltage to a different level at the output and regulation (maintaining a constant output voltage

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The Most Popular Blog Posts in 2015

January 25, 2016
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We are always working to generate content that engineers find useful, so we frequently check our website analytics to find out which topics are most important to power designers.

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Back to Basics: A Guide to Different Power Architectures

March 2, 2015
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Back to Basics: A Guide to Different Power Architectures

There are a several different approaches to developing power architectures, each with its own benefits and disadvantages.

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The Most Popular Blog Posts in 2014

December 31, 2014
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At Vicor we are always working to generate content that engineers find useful, so we frequently check our website analytics to find out what is being read.

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Creating High Voltage Outputs with Multiple Converters

October 5, 2014
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Creating High Voltage Outputs with Multiple Converters

Many power applications require a well-regulated, high-voltage DC supply. A typical requirement is for power rails of 80 V to 120 V for applications such as tunnel lighting installations that use a string of LEDs connected in series, high power amplifiers, ultrasound transducers and motor controllers. By connecting the outputs of converters such as the Vicor DCMs in series, these voltages can be generated using standard power components. The output voltage of series-connected converters is the sum of all the individual outputs. Strings can be configured to deliver either a fixed or a variable...

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Download the Back to Basics eBook

September 24, 2014
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Download the Back to Basics eBook

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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Back to Basics: Powering Dynamic Loads

August 21, 2014
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Back to Basics: Powering Dynamic Loads

Modern electronic loads can demand rapid changes in the supply current. An RF power amplifier, for example, may present a steady-state load of 10% of the rated input power, but this can increase to nearly 100% almost instantly during a transient. Other loads capable of imposing similarly large transients include RF transmitters, test systems, displays, designs with low voltage ASICs and laser diode transmitters. A DC-DC converter can take a few hundred microseconds to respond to a large load step, while a power amplifier may require a recovery time below 100 microseconds to avoid...

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