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Meeting Rail Reliability Requirements for Driver Display and Control Systems

Meeting Rail Reliability Requirements for Driver Display and Control Systems

Engineers developing systems for train operating companies always have to have safety and reliability at the the top of their design goals. This is particularly true for designers of the driver display and control

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Wide Input DCM Family Meets Needs of Today’s Rail Applications

February 6, 2018
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Wide Input DCM Family Meets Needs of Today’s Rail Applications

Today we announced a family of next generation of DC-DC Converter Modules (DCMs) in ChiP packaging technology.   With a very wide input range (43 – 154V)

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Electronic Design Article Explains How DCMs and ZVS Buck Regulators Help Engineers Meet Railway Standards

March 2, 2015
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Electronic Design Article Explains How DCMs and ZVS Buck Regulators Help Engineers Meet Railway Standards

Electronic Design has just published Rails for Rails, an article by Stephen Oliver that discusses the requirements of power systems developed for railway applications.

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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

September 8, 2014
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Vicor to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2014

Vicor will be at InnoTrans 2014, the leading event for the transport technology industry, from 23-26 September in Berlin, Germany. We will be showcasing some of our rail solutions at the show, including AC-DC and DC-DC converters, filtering products and turn-key custom solutions. These power solutions are used in applications from LED information displays and ticketing machines to lighting, braking and motor drive systems. They are designed to provide efficient and reliable operation for the harsh environment of rolling stock and trackside systems. Come and meet us on Stand 115 in Hall 11.1, at...

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On-Demand Webinar Explains How HVDC Changes Hybrid Transportation Power Systems

March 20, 2014
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On-Demand Webinar Explains How HVDC Changes Hybrid Transportation Power Systems

Hybrid automotives are now commonplace, as the fuel savings offered by a hybrid approach are compelling for many drivers.  And it is estimated that more than 30% of the vehicles in the world will use some kind of hybrid power in 2025. This on-demand webinar rebroadcast explains why the use of High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution is key to ensuring efficiency, particularly in more demanding transportation applications such as construction vehicles.

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Back to Basics: Why do we need active surge suppression?

December 7, 2013
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Back to Basics: Why do we need active surge suppression?

It’s well understood that unexpected electrical disturbances can cause data loss or even permanent damage to any unprotected electronic equipment in their path. Active as well as passive suppression is essential to provide comprehensive protection from all such events. This post shows why this is so, and how active suppression works to fulfil its role. Electrical events threaten electronic equipment by placing excessive electrical energy onto its input power rails in the form of a transient, a surge, or possibly both. A transient is typified as a fast-rising voltage spike of high magnitude –...

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How to Meet European Standards for Rail Applications

September 4, 2011
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In this video, Marco Panizza, Vicor’s European Applications Manager shows how Vicor’s modular DC-DC converters can meet or exceed European railway standards IEC571/EN51055 and RIA12 if design guidelines are carefully followed. These standards address the harsh environment issues that characterise rail applications, including shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, restricted space, varying voltages, EMC and reliability.

How to Meet European Standards for Rail Applications

 

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