Posts Tagged ‘ HVDC ’

HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

February 27, 2014
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HVDC Webinars Address Military, Earth-Moving and Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

The next two webinars in the HVDC series by Stephen Oliver, VP at Vicor’s VI Chip division, address the use of high voltage DC power in hybrid land vehicles.

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Electronic Design Describes how Vicor Enables 400 V HVDC in the Data Center

February 24, 2014
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Electronic Design Describes how Vicor Enables 400 V HVDC in the Data Center

We’re really excited by the opportunities provided by HVDC power distribution. This Electronic Design article by Don Tuite looks at some of the history and drivers for the move to 400 VDC, going back to 2007 when this approach was initially proposed for power distribution. The article provides a fabulous case study of why some great ideas are hard to implement in the real world. Don reveals that 15 different nominal voltages have been proposed, and explains that 400 V was chosen because of its unique benefits; these include eliminating phase balancing, removing the need...

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Learn More About the New 380 V BCM From Vicor

January 31, 2014
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Learn More About the New 380 V BCM From Vicor

The recently-released 380 VDC Bus Converter Module (BCM), the first product utilizing our new ChiP platform, has attracted a lot of attention. Efficiency of up to 98%, 1/8 step-down ratio and breakthrough power density (four times better than competing solutions) makes it an important device to enable HVDC power system architectures. In this video, Gary Gill, Director of Vicor’s VI Chip, explains the features of the ChiP BCM that allow engineers to develop power architectures that meet the efficiency, density and performance goals of the most demanding applications.     More information: 380 VDC...

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Vicor Webinars Examine 380V HVDC Power Distribution in Datacenters, Commercial Buildings and Offices

January 30, 2014
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Vicor Webinars Examine 380V HVDC Power Distribution in Datacenters, Commercial Buildings and Offices

Stephen Oliver, VP at Vicor’s VI Chip division, will be hosting a series of webinars that examine the applications leading the move to high voltage DC power distribution architectures. The webinars feature industry experts with experience of designing and deploying systems in the real world. The first three webinars address HVDC in datacenters, commercial buildings and offices 380V DC in the Datacenter (on-demand rebroadcast) – presented by David Mohr, Distinguished Technologist, Power Systems Architect, Hewlett Packard.  This webinar describes some of the commercially-available equipment, enabling the adoption of HVDC as well as outlining the roadmaps...

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Video Explains How New BCM Helps to Enable HVDC Architectures

January 15, 2014
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Video Explains How New BCM Helps to Enable HVDC Architectures

We have just announced the launch of our new Bus Converter Modules (BCM®) based on the new Converter Housed in Package (ChiP) platform. The new devices deliver 48 VDC from a nominal input of 380 VDC with 98% efficiency, making them ideal components for high voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution. In this video, Maurizio Salato, Director of Systems Engineering at Vicor, explains the functionality of the new devices, how the new BCM can be used to create very efficient HVDC power system architectures and the benefits of the approach for a range of different applications.  ...

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Vicor Launches First Product in Revolutionary ChiP Package

January 15, 2014
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Vicor Launches First Product in Revolutionary ChiP Package

Today Vicor announced the first product to use the revolutionary Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. The new ChiP bus converter modules (BCM®) deliver 48 Vdc with an output power of 1.2 kW, 98% peak efficiency and 1880 W/in3 (115 W/cm3) power density: a stunning four times the density of competing solutions. Gary Gill, Director, VI Chip product line at Vicor, was on-hand to answer our questions about the launch: This product uses new packaging: why is that important? This is the first product to be housed in the ChiP platform, which...

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High Voltage DC Webinar Rebroadcasts now Available on Demand

January 15, 2014
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High Voltage DC Webinar Rebroadcasts now Available on Demand

High Voltage DC power distribution is being rapidly adopted by industries ranging from computing and building management to aerospace and heavy land vehicles. Stephen Oliver, Vice President at Vicor’s VI Chip division, recently presented a two-part webinar series describing Trends, Innovations and Power Design Strategies for High Voltage DC Distribution, which are now available to view on demand.

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