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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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Vicor to Participate in 400 VDC Ecosystem Demonstration at INTELEC 2014

September 24, 2014
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Vicor to Participate in 400 VDC Ecosystem Demonstration at INTELEC 2014

High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution offers huge potential savings in the data center. However if all the potential benefits are to be realized, equipment from a large number of manufacturers must interoperate efficiently. At INTELEC (International Telecommunications Energy Conference) 2014, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada from September 28 to October 2, Vicor will join with other industry leaders to showcase a complete 400 VDC ecosystem in booth #201. The demonstration will include data center and telecom leaders such as Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM and Universal Electric Corporation....

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Infographic: HVDC Covers a Wide Range of Voltages

September 23, 2014
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Infographic: HVDC Covers a Wide Range of Voltages

High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution is bringing higher efficiency and simpler power chains to a wide range of applications. Confusingly, however, the voltage used depends on the application: there is no single HVDC standard. Take a look at our infographic below to find out about the wide range of voltages used, and how this compares with AC and low voltage DC power systems.

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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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EDN Highlights the “Power Players” in the New War of Currents

August 31, 2014
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EDN Highlights the “Power Players” in the New War of Currents

Steve Taranovich, editor at EDN, has just written a fascinating article that discusses the new “War of Currents”. The emergence of HVDC power distribution has reopened the AC-DC debate, but Steve doesn’t see this as a winner-takes-all competition, rather he believes that both approaches will be used in a hybrid approach. As he says, maybe this means, “Tesla and Edison may now rest in peace”. This article is a great companion to Stephen Oliver’s recent HVDC webinar series, where he was one of the first to suggest the concept of a new war of...

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Stephen Oliver to Present PSMA Power Technology Roadmap Webinar

July 3, 2014
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Stephen Oliver to Present PSMA Power Technology Roadmap Webinar

Stephen Oliver, Vice President at Vicor’s VI Chip division, will present a webinar entitled High Voltage (HVDC) Distribution & Conversion in Datacenters, Aerospace, Microgrids & Transportation on Thursday, 10 July at 11am Eastern (4pm UK, 8am Pacific).

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