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What are VCOs?
Voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) can be tuned over a wide range of frequencies by applying a voltage (tuning voltage) to it. This type of oscillator is less costly than crystal oscillators, but not as stable.
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2016-03-15 Vicor's 48V modules support Google's 48V server infrastructure
The modules allow for more efficient, dense, cost-effective and reliable power distribution, meeting what Google aims to promote as server and distribution infrastructure standard for data centers.
2002-08-29 Vicor ripple attenuator allows up to >40dB noise
The MicroRAM Output Ripple Attenuation Module can be used with any dc output power supply that delivers 3Vdc to 30Vdc output and provides >40dB conducted differential noise attenuation from 60Hz to 1MHz.
2004-07-07 Vicor licenses power chips to Sony
Vicor Corp. has concluded a nonexclusive, royalty-based license deal with Sony Corp. granting Sony rights to design and manufacture power converters using Vicor's power chip technology.
2004-07-20 Vicor launches web-based technical library
Vicor's Technical Library offers a broad knowledge database, from the basics of designing with component modules to information about the differences between the IBA and FPA.
2002-05-07 Vicor filter module meets harmonic current, EMI specs
The ENMods filter module from Vicor Corp. combines the MiniHAM passive harmonic current attenuation module and the FARM3 ac/dc front-end module, as well as additional filtering and holdup component to provide full compliance to EN harmonic current and EMI standards.
2006-08-09 Vicor expands mid-power Micro DC/DC converter family
Vicor has introduced six new mid-power Micro DC/DC converters for distributed power, medical, ATE, communications, defense and aerospace applications.
2002-07-05 Vicor dc/dc converters offer 79W/inch3 power density
The company has announced the release its 24V input family of dc/dc converters that provide a power density of up to 79W/inch3.
2003-07-16 Vicor chip meets DSP, ASIC requirements
Vicor Corp. has introduced its first VI Chip Voltage Transformation Module called the V048K015T80.
2014-03-14 Vicor CEO shares probable trends in power tech
Phil Davies, VP of global sales and marketing at Vicor, said that large datacom and data centres eyeing HVDC distribution, and packing power in smaller packages as forthcoming trends in 2014.
2014-11-28 Vicor aims to produce power supply parts in Asia, says CEO
Patrizio Vinciarelli, president, CEO and chair of Vicor, said the company is investing to broaden its horizons to include large volume manufacturing in computing, automotive and consumer electronics.
2006-06-05 New EMI filters optimized for Vicor V-I chip
Picor has expanded its QPI QuietPower input filter product line with two product additions that are optimized for use with Vicor's V-I Chip devices.
2003-06-27 Wide Range Trimming With Variable Loads
This application note provides an example how Vicor's 2nd Generation dc/dc converters can be programmed with a wide trim range.
2003-04-01 WestCor ac/dc switcher provides 500W output
The company's FlatPAC-EN ac/dc switching power supply measures 233.7-by-127-by-35.6mm and provides up to 500W of output power.
2000-09-01 Web-based EDA tools come to Asia
We can shop for clothing and record albums over the Internet; we can order food, and even have love affairs! Why not design ICs? This was the underlying theme at the recently concluded Design Automation Conference (DAC 2000) in Los Angeles. Look, for example, at the thinking process harnessed by Barcelona Design Systems.
2003-06-20 Using modular DC/DC converters to meet European Standards for railway applications
This application note discusses methods on how to comply with the EN50155 and RIA12 standards using Vicor's dc/dc converters to facilitate the design of complex power supplies.
2003-06-27 Thermal Considerations: Assuring Performance of 2nd Generation High-Density DC/DC Converter Modules
This application note discusses thermal considerations in the design of high-density dc/dc converter modules.
2003-06-27 Soldering Methods and Procedures for 1st and 2nd Generation Power Modules
This application note is intended to provide guidance in utilizing soldering practices to make high quality connections of Vicor Power Modules to PCB.
2003-06-20 Powering Dynamic Loads
This application note discusses the current limiting safety feature of Vicor's dc/dc converters and design strategies that will allow your power system to maintain stable power output voltage for dynamic loads.
2003-06-27 Power Components Simplify 1kW Power Design
This application note provides a step-by-step design process for a 1kW power supply using high-density power components.
2004-07-08 Picor EMI filter saves board space in converter apps
Targeting the telecommunications bus market, Picor offers a new active EMI filter for 48V dc-dc converter apps.
2003-06-27 Phased Array Controller
This application note describes how the phased array controller IC enhances the performance of power-sharing arrays in dc/dc converters.
2006-11-28 PFC front-end delivers 2.2kW
The new PFC FrontEnd from Vicor Corp. delivers up to 2.2kW for the company's modules and ViPAC arrays.
2003-06-20 Parallel Bus - PR Pin
This application note discusses the uses and importance of the PR pin in Vicor's second generation converter modules.
2003-06-20 Off-Line Power Supply Using The FARM AC Front-End Module
This application note discusses how an autoranging, high density, low profile switching power supply can be constructed using Vicor's dc/dc converters and ac front-end module.
2003-06-20 Meeting Conducted Noise Standards
This application note discusses a method on how to meet the FCC/VDE Class B conducted noise standard using industry-standard, high-density components.
2003-06-20 Hot Swap Capability Eliminates Down Time
This application note discusses design considerations as related to 48V distributed power architectures which employ hot swappable, modular power converters.
2008-05-23 High-power density promise from bus converter
Vicor's brick business unit has added the VI BRICK BCM bus converter to its new VI BRICK family that provides an advanced modular power platform for power solutions.
2006-04-12 High-input quarter-brick modules fill mid-power space
Seven new mid-power DC/DC converters from Vicor include two 50W models for 3.3Vdc and 5Vdc, and five 75W models.
2003-06-27 High Efficiency Battery Chargers Using Power Components
This application note describes an offline battery charger using the Unitrode UC3906 battery charger controller chip and a Vicor 2nd generation dc/dc converter module.
2003-06-20 Designing a Power Supply with Multiple Input options
This application note describes a method for designing a power supply with multiple input options.
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