Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems used in the communications, data processing, industrial controls, test equipment, medical and defense electronic markets.
Engineers use the combined advantages of Vicor components to create compact, highly functional, economical products with streamlined development cycles that minimize time to market.
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Hydrogen fuel cell powers drone humanitarian missions
Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) has delivered humanitarian relief to remote locations using drones powered by its innovative energy-dense hydrogen fuel cells. With two hours of flight time, the drones have transported masks and emergency supplies between US Virgin Islands and have delivered medical AEDs to the top of Mt. Hallasan (6,388 ft), the tallest mountain in South Korea located on Jeju Island.
Radiation-fault-tolerant power modules from Vicor
Vicor has announced the launch of its first radiation-fault-tolerant DC/DC converter power modules, housed in the new Vicor plated SM-ChiP package. Capable of powering low-voltage ASICs of up to 300 watts from a 100V nominal power source, the ChiPs were tested by Boeing to be resilient to 50krad of total ionising dose and immune to single-event upsets.
2021 technology predictions: acceleration and innovation
Vicor has released its technology predictions for 2021, covering four areas: Automotive, High-Performance Computing, Aerospace & Defense and Robotics. Buried in the tumult of 2020 was a rapid acceleration in the speed of innovation. Nowhere was this more evident than in the record-breaking development of not one, but many, COVID-19 vaccines.
Vicor hires Vice President of Corporate Marketing
Vicor has announced the appointment of David Krakauer as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Channel Strategy. Krakauer will oversee all marketing activities including corporate branding, promotion, and communications, as well as channel marketing and sales enablement.
Vicor wins Semiconductor Company Award at 2020 GSA Awards
Vicor has won the 2020 Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Award for Analyst Favourite Semiconductor Company. Vicor's high-efficiency, high-density power system solutions enable advances in artificial intelligence and other demanding applications. Vicor was among five companies nominated in this category including AMD, NVIDIA, Inphi Corporation and SiTime.
The case for modules stacks up in the electric vehicle age
A modular approach to a 48V power architecture can be the solution to automotive electrification challenges
Detachable tethered UAV allowing critical surveillance
FlyFocus’s new CableGuard is a detachable tethered UAV for civilian and law enforcement markets. In tethered mode, it hovers at altitudes to 70m for extended times; however, a remote command detaches the tether cable, allowing the UAV to freely fly and track a suspicious object for up to 30 minutes.
BTCC to use intelligent power-dense battery pack
The high-profile British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) has been a tradition since 1958 and is a great spectacle of 30+ highly-engineered road cars battling to win. In 2022 the championship will add a new dimension and will become the world’s first major touring car championship to feature high-performance mild-hybrid vehicles.
Pioneering a new class of multirotor drones
Fixed-wing drones offer the ability to traverse airspace at high speed, but they are not equipped for applications requiring stationary aerial flight, which is especially important for persistent airborne surveillance and communication applications.
Vicor announces global distribution agreement with Arrow
Vicor Corporation has announced the expansion of its Europe, Middle East and Africa relationship with Arrow Electronics to a global distribution agreement.
EMI challenges and troubleshooting techniques
Without proper consideration, EMI can derail projects and create costly delays.
New 6U VITA-62-compliant power supply
The new VITA 62 compliant power supply is designed for 6U OpenVPX conduction-cooled chassis systems. The product operates from a nominal 28V input with predefined output voltages ranging from 3.3V to 12V and delivering up to 1000W of power. The new 6U supply fully meets MIL-461F, MIL-704F, and MIL-1275E standards. Click to find out more!
New Vicor webinar on EMI challenges and troubleshooting techniques
Without proper consideration, EMI can derail projects and create costly delays. With this new Vicor webinar, you will learn about basic EMI measurement, common and differential noise sources and identification methods, conducted EMI pre-compliance testing, layout issues, etc. Click to find out more!
270V to 28V MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters provides 1300W of power
The DCM5614 is an isolated, regulated 270V-to-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300W in a VIA package size of 5.6 x 1.4 x 0.3in. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and efficiency are critical.
Vicor ZVS buck regulators available in BGA package
Vicor has released two new ZVS buck regulators the PI3323 and the PI3325, with an extended operating temperature range of –55 to +120°C and an optional tin-lead 10 x 14mm SiP BGA package for Mil COTS applications.
270V to 28V MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters provides 1300W of power
The DCM5614 is an isolated, regulated 270V-to-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1,300W in a VIA package size of 5.6 x 1.4 x 0.3in. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and efficiency are critical.
Vicor joins Global Semiconductor Alliance
Vicor has announced that it has become a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry.
Scalable, high efficiency DC-DC converters and qualify for a free product evaluation board
A power delivery network of DCM DC-DC converters can be used independently or with downstream point-of-load ZVS buck and buck boost regulators to support efficient power delivery. These scalable, high efficiency DC-DC converters also provide superior power system performance and connectivity from a variety of unregulated power sources to the point of load. Evaluate Vicor’s DC-DC Converters today!
Avoiding common AC-DC design pitfalls
Design-in of AC-DC front end modules can be complicated. This session will provide a straightforward approach for success, covering such topics as: source impedance considerations, inrush current, filter resonance and damping, PFC, faults, fusing, system stability and safety.
Vicor power module simplifies aerospace design
Escalating concern over rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is driving worldwide demand for pure-electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV) in aerospace design. The airline industry is undergoing a similar evolution and is analysing the cost and performance benefits of electric-powered aviation. If air travel infrastructure costs can be driven down, it becomes feasible to expand air travel to underserviced and remote geographies.