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EE Times Europe Discusses Technology Trends with Phil Davies

March 28, 2014
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EE Times Europe Discusses Technology Trends with Phil Davies

EE Times Europe journalist, Paul Buckley, recently interviewed Phil Davies, Vicor’s VP Global Sales & Marketing, about the trends in power system architectures.

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Everything is HVDC

March 12, 2014
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Everything is HVDC

The move to using DC at high voltages has been phenomenally quick. It seems just a couple of years ago that high voltage almost automatically meant AC: despite the efforts of Edison to promote DC, the simplicity of using transformers to set up and down AC voltages meant that Tesla had won

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What’s in Store for Power Designers in 2014?

January 22, 2014
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What’s in Store for Power Designers in 2014?

Power Electronics has featured the views of Gary Gill, director of our VI Chip product line, in their Power Electronics 2014 Forecast. Gary considers the challenges of removing heat in power systems, highlighting the benefit of using multiple surfaces for cooling. Most systems take a simple approach to thermal design, cooling through the top surface. In 2014, and beyond, application requirements will demand higher power densities, so requiring thermal design approaches that are more sophisticated than simple topside cooling. Read Gary’s piece to see how new power packaging technologies and materials, such as those...

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‘Paultre on Power’ Features Gary Gill Explaining How To Increase Board-Level Power Density

January 22, 2014
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‘Paultre on Power’ Features Gary Gill Explaining How To Increase Board-Level Power Density

Gary Gill, Director of Vicor’s VI Chip product line, was recently interviewed by Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design. In this podcast episode, Gary discussed the challenges of increasing power density at the board level, explaining how Vicor power components help engineers design products with higher system efficiency, improved thermal management and higher functionality in smaller form factors.

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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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ECN Interviews Ajith Jain About Energy in the Datacenter

November 25, 2013
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ECN Interviews Ajith Jain About Energy in the Datacenter

Ajith Jain, Vicor’s director, global communications and computer unit, was recently interviewed by ECN Magazine about the challenges facing datacenter designers and the trends towards greater power efficiency. Jain covered a number of topics, including the drive to minimize the power consumed by datacenters that is not used by the IT equipment: “By using enhanced power conversion technology to cater to high power CPUs, memory and chipsets, datacenter operators can reduce power conversion losses and hence reduce the cooling requirements, which in turn reduces the total power consumed by the datacenter. This is often...

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Stephen Oliver Explains the Importance of High Voltage DC Distribution

November 13, 2013
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Stephen Oliver Explains the Importance of High Voltage DC Distribution

Stephen Oliver, Vice President at Vicor’s VI Chip division, is presenting a series of webinars about higher voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution. We wanted to find out why he is so passionate about this emerging power technology.

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