Vicor – Why are Power Designs Moving to 48V?


Today’s applications are increasing performance by adding: More processing capability Higher communication rates Longer run rates Added peripherals More torque Brighter LEDs To deliver “more” requires more power to be delivered. More power typically is constrained by size and/or weight restrictions. This is why a growing number of industries are moving to higher voltage, 48V distribution versus conventional 12V distribution. […]