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Packaging Innovations – Doubling the Surface Area for Cooling

July 29, 2014
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Packaging Innovations – Doubling the Surface Area for Cooling

This is the final blog post in a series of three written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

July 22, 2014
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Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

This is the second in a series of three blog posts written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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Enabling Higher Performance Power Components with Packaging Innovations

July 15, 2014
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Enabling Higher Performance Power Components with Packaging Innovations

This is the first in a series of three blog posts written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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White Paper: Leveraging Bus Converters in Regulated DC-DC Applications

July 3, 2014
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White Paper: Leveraging Bus Converters in Regulated DC-DC Applications

This paper, presented at PCIM 2014 by David Bourner, one of our applications engineers, provides a comparison between Factorized Power Architecture (FPA) and the Yeaman Topology in a regulated, high density DC-DC application. It describes a variant on FPA that utilizes a Power Component Methodology, and compares FPA solutions against the Yeaman Topology. A description of the investigation methods used and outcomes of various tests to establish performance metrics follow. Practical aspects of applying power components to both FP and YT architectures are followed by a summary of salient attributes for each system. The Yeaman...

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Back to Basics: Using Remote Sensing to Ensure Accurate Point of Load Voltage Control

April 30, 2014
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Back to Basics: Using Remote Sensing to Ensure Accurate Point of Load Voltage Control

Today’s ASICs and processors typically operate on a low voltage and therefore require high current. This means that if they are placed at any distance from the power supply or DC-DC converter that feeds them, transmission losses can become an issue. Because of resistance and therefore voltage drop in the power path between the converter and load, the voltage across the load will be lower than that across the converter’s output terminals. The difference is given by I x R,

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Doug Ping Discusses the Importance of Packaging in Power Systems Design

March 13, 2014
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Doug Ping Discusses the Importance of Packaging in Power Systems Design

The March 2014 issue of Power Systems Design (PSD) North America features an article by Doug Ping that discusses the importance of packaging and thermo-mechanical design for power components.

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The Top 10 PowerBlog Posts of 2013

December 20, 2013
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As the year comes to an end, we thought it would be interesting to look back to see the most popular posts of 2013. There is no one topic or product that is most popular, but it’s pretty clear that our longer, more technical articles are very popular. The top 10 for 2013 are: 1 Back to Basics: Zero Voltage Switching What it is and why it’s important for Buck Voltage Regulation 2 Back to Basics: What are Y-Capacitors? Learn about these important filtering components 3 Back to Basics: Power Factor What does Power...

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