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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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.
Don’t miss Vicor’s webinar on optimal PCB layout
In Vicor's webinar Salah Ben Doua will explain how PCB layout is critical for removing heat and delivering power across a system, yet designers often overlook its importance. This results in poor designs, inadequate performance, and the cost and delay of a re-work.
Autonomous wireless charging solutions increase uptime
Vicor has announced their high-efficiency power autonomous wireless charging solutions that neutralise thermal management constraints, enabling innovative adaptive-matching transmitter for any battery, any robot, and any station.
Collaboration to power coral reef growth
CCell Renewables is a marine engineering company on a missionto combat coastal erosion and enhance marine ecosystems by restoring and growing new coral reefs on a large scale. According to the latest figures over 70% of the world's coastlines are eroding.
New Vicor webinar on PCB Design | Jun 17, 11am CEST
Designers often overlook the importance of a PCB’s layout but it is critical for removing heat and delivering power across a system. This results in poor designs, inadequate performance, and the cost and delay of a re-work. This Webinar will equip you to overcome the high-density PCB layout challenges created by varying device and signal requirements. Register now!
Vicor releases DCM3717 regulated 48-to-12V converter
Vicor has announced the new DCM3717, a regulated 48-to-12V converter that enables customers in data center, automotive and industrial markets to quickly deploy high-performance 48V power delivery for legacy 12V loads while achieving significant power-system size, weight and efficiency benefits.
Modular DC-DC system design done right
This webinar is for engineers who want to discover new techniques using real-world applications to develop system architecture and select power components to fulfill conversion needs.
Power components for battery applications
Today, many systems from electric vehicles and home energy storage to communications infrastructure, use batteries to enable portable power or provide a fall back in the event that mains power fails.
New Vicor webinar on PCB Design | Jun 17, 11am CEST
A PCB’s layout is critical for removing heat and delivering power across a system, yet designers often overlook its importance. This results in poor designs, inadequate performance, and the cost and delay of a re-work. The new Vicor webinar covers important PCB design techniques to maximize heat transfer and minimize power delivery impedance and losses. Register now!
Decentralised 48V power for EV challenges
Manufacturers of cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles are rapidly electrifying their vehicles to increase the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines and reduce CO2 emissions. There are many electrification choices, but most manufacturers are opting for a decentralised 48V power mild-hybrid system rather than a full-hybrid powertrain.
Why choose a decentralised power architecture for your next automotive design?
Most automotive power delivery architectures are based on a centralized, multi-KW converter that feeds 12V around the vehicle to 12V loads. See how a decentralised 48V power architecture lowers weight and cost, improves efficiency and reduces emissions. To find out more, download the white paper!
What are the benefits of a decentralised power architecture?
See how a decentralised 48V power architecture lowers weight and cost, improves efficiency and reduces emissions. Adding a 48V power delivery network (PDN) to hybrid vehicles and deploying a decentralised power architecture, significantly reduces CO2 emissions. Visit this page to download the white paper now!
Thermal simulation for cooler power systems
With requirements for power systems becoming more and more challenging, good thermal design is essential if power engineers are to meet their goals. This webinar starts by describing the information you need to gather from data sheets and app notes, and then shows how to make accurate thermal calculations by hand.
Enabling bi-directional energy flow using DC power transformers
Bi-directional energy flow enables a range of techniques such as energy harvesting, dynamic energy storage and higher transmission voltages to deliver higher efficiency and better performance to a wide variety of applications.
Simple ideas to make EMI issues a thing of the past
Managing EMI can be one of the biggest challenges facing power designers. With problems often only revealed during compliance or pre-compliance testing, rectifying these issues can be time consuming and expensive.
ZVS buck-boost regulator operates down to -55°C
Vicor has released its PI3740 ZVS buck-boost regulator with an extended operating temperature range of -55 to +115°C and optional Tin-Lead BGA packaging. The PI3740 is a high-density and high-efficiency buck boost regulator with an eight to 60V input voltage range and supports output voltages from ten to 50V.
Maximum load: the wrong specification for pulsed power
If you are developing power systems for intermittent or pulsed loads you are likely to be sizing the power supply based on the maximum power demanded by the load, even though it adds size, weight and cost to the system.
Power electronics at a crossroads
Designing high-performance power systems continues to increase in complexity year after year, to the extent where the industry has reached a milestone moment, which presents challenges and opportunities in equal measure. Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush caught up with Phil Davies, Corporate Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at power module manufacturer Vicor to find out more.
Lower-power family of isolated regulated DC/DC modules
Power density, low weight and ease-of-use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated DC/DC converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defence/aerospace applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family, a lower-power variant of the Vicor DCM3623 series, delivers on these important requirements.