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The Easiest Way to Design the Proper Thermal Management System

The Easiest Way to Design the Proper Thermal Management System

Density of power components has increased several orders of magnitude over the past couple of decades. On one hand this has led to a significant reduction in size and cost of power electronic converters; on the other hand, designing the appropriate cooling solution has become more and more challenging

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Power Supply Thermal Issues are More Important than Ever

August 24, 2015
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Power Supply Thermal Issues are More Important than Ever

It’s an old engineering story, sometimes told in jest, but often not: the power supply is the last item specified. “We’ll just have to find a supply that fits

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What’s the Opposite of Derating?

July 31, 2015
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What’s the Opposite of Derating?

Engineers are very familiar with the concept of derating: under certain circumstances, such as elevated temperatures, devices are unable to deliver their full performance. Data sheets or application notes provide the information to derate the device

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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

October 23, 2014
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Vicor Contributes to European Space Agency-Funded Sounding Rocket Program Experiment

Sounding rockets, which are named after the nautical term “to sound,” or take measurements, have been used since 1959 to test instruments for satellites and spacecraft. The University of Pisa selected Vicor power components

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Online PowerBench Tools: Thermal Calculator

October 16, 2014
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Online PowerBench Tools: Thermal Calculator

Thermal calculations required when selecting heat sinking are relatively straightforward, but can be time consuming, particularly if you want to investigate the impact of changes to certain parameters.

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Packaging Innovations – Doubling the Surface Area for Cooling

July 29, 2014
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Packaging Innovations – Doubling the Surface Area for Cooling

This is the final blog post in a series of three written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

July 22, 2014
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Packaging Innovations: As Slick as a Brick

This is the second in a series of three blog posts written by Doug Ping, Principal Application Engineer at Vicor, which explain how packaging innovations play a critical role in the improvement of power system performance.

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