Traditional power delivery networks (PDNs) are under tremendous pressure to deliver higher performance. This typically requires more power to deliver faster processing, longer duration and higher payloads. Power design engineers are challenged to maximize performance, efficiency while maintaining the same footprint. 48V PDNs are extremely effective solutions to meet this pressure.
12V power delivery networks (PDNs) can no longer meet the demands in system power for many applications. With this disruption comes a great opportunity for power-system designers to innovate PDNs based on a new standard such as 48V using advanced power-delivery architectures and modular power components to substantially improve end-system performance.
From the first Brick to today’s ChiP™ (Converter housed in Package), Vicor has been continually innovating packaging technology to deliver higher performance solutions to power system engineers. Vicor consistently leads the industry in advancing: high power and current density, thermal adeptness, integrated magnetics, compatibility with high volume PCB assembly techniques.
In the webinar “Step-by-step design for safety for power system designers,” David Bourner discussed how to take the stress out of safety certifications. This paper explains how power designers can use these steps to remove the stress of safety certifications for their next design.
Power systems designers must find an optimal supply voltage that minimizes cable size and losses while minimizing size and weight of converters in the equipment. Tethered UAVs are particularly demanding as weight reduction is a critical requirement. Vicor DC-DC converter modules (DCM) can be used to optimize this demanding application.