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INTELEC 2013 – DC distribution: The way forward

INTELEC 2013 – DC distribution: The way forward

I recently participated at the International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC, presenting two papers as part of the High Voltage DC technical program. With its 35-year history addressing the field of power and energy in the communications industry, INTELEC yet again was able to attract some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the industry. I was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm around 400 Vdc distribution: there is strong real-world commitment to this approach, which has now become a reality; last year it was up for discussion and debate, but this year it is...

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Vicor helps Stanford Solar Car Project Cross the Australian Outback

November 4, 2013
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Vicor helps Stanford Solar Car Project Cross the Australian Outback

Stanford University students have been competing in solar car races for two decades, and this year they achieved their best results ever, thanks in part to Vicor power components.

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Stephen Oliver to present at IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop, Boston

September 20, 2013
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Stephen Oliver to present at IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop, Boston

The two-day IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop for the Boston area offers an interesting range of all-day and half-day sessions around some of the most innovative, impactful technology in the region. The tracks include smart grid, computer technology, life science and biotechnology, robotics, renewable and harvest energy, among others.  To quote the IEEE directly, “Learn first-hand from the field experts. Each workshop is a springboard to a deeper understanding of technology and its myriad applications and potential for innovation.”

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There’s nothing easy in power design!

September 19, 2013
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Vicor spends a lot of time trying to understand the challenges faced by our customers and working out the biggest issues power designers must overcome. The logic is simple: if we can solve the problems, everyone is going to be successful.

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Controlled-Bus Architecture with Voltage Equalization: a System Approach to Higher Efficiency in Low Voltage DC Distribution

May 23, 2013
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At PCIM Europe 2013, Vicor presented a paper describing how “Central Offices” for Telecommunications have been historically powered by a wide range, negative-referenced 48V distribution system. The need for simple, direct battery-power backup has been the main driver behind this choice, which is regulated by global organizations standards.

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400V DC Power Distribution Improves Efficiency for Telecom and Datacom Applications

With telecom and datacenters becoming ever more important to our work and leisure activities, the demand placed upon these applications is increasing dramatically. Every percentage-point increase in efficiency results in significant cash saving for the operator – and hopefully, the customer – in the cost of wasted power.

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Designing Power Distribution Networks for Automated Test Equipment

January 3, 2013
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The demands on power architectures designed for automated test equipment (ATE) applications have increased dramatically as these systems become more complex. Only a few years ago, many ATE systems used simple “silver box” supplies, but this is no longer a sustainable approach. Modern ATE circuitry requires more power to operate, whilst voltage and current requirements span a wide range. At the same time, these power systems need to accurately and quickly modulate various voltage rails in order to completely characterize the performance of a device under test (DUT). The power system has therefore become...

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