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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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Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

November 18, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week: LED Display Panel for Traffic Management

One of the latest Whiteboard Power Chains of the Week is a power system for an LED display panel that was developed by Marco La Ciacera, our technical sales engineer for Southern Europe. Here’s what he told us about this design.   Can you explain a little more about the application? The power chain was designed for a variable message sign (VMS), signs that can be placed in a wide range of places like highways, major road junctions, and urban arteries. Typically installed at the side or above the roadway, the VMS uses text...

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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

November 3, 2014
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Whiteboard of the Week – Power Chain for Civil Ship

Our Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week series recently featured a power system for a civil ship that was designed by one of our technical sales engineers, Alexander Mezin.

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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

September 30, 2014
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Power System for HVDC Distribution: Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week

The first featured Whiteboard Power Chain of the Week will let you analyze and experiment with a power conversion system for HVDC distribution. The system uses high voltage BCM converters to take an input that can range between 260 V and 410 V and produce two low-voltage rails at 48 V and 12 V

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Vicor BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

September 29, 2014
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Vicor BCM and PowerBench Whiteboard Shortlisted for Elektra Awards

We are delighted that the High Voltage Bus Converter Module (BCM) and PowerBench Whiteboard design tool have both been shortlisted for the 2014 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. The BCM in the ChiP package is a finalist for the Power System Product of the Year; and our Whiteboard has been named in the Design Tools and Development Software category. The Power System Product of the Year category recognizes power components that demonstrate how new materials, semiconductor technologies and packaging design have been applied for the development of efficient power systems. The BCM converter, which...

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White Paper: A Novel Approach to Industrial Rectifier Systems

August 31, 2014
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White Paper: A Novel Approach to Industrial Rectifier Systems

AC-DC converters for industrial applications have been relying on double-stage architecture for quite a long time. A non-isolated, single- or three-phase, single- or multi-level stage typically feeds an isolated DC-DC stage, with capacitors between the two stages providing the necessary energy storage. The need for high efficiency and high density has determined the evolution of distributed power systems toward architectures that employ optimized power components. Among those power components, fixed-ratio bus converters have been developed to provide state-of-the-art performance, including components capable of 300-400V DC input that provide isolated, Safety-Extra-Low-Voltage (SELV) output. This paper,...

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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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