This eBook provides a guide to developing better Power Delivery Networks to meet the needs of today’s robotics systems. Starting with case studies, you will see how other companies have leveraged Vicor technology to overcome design challenges.
Robotics are a vital part of the economy, with almost every product touched by a robot at some point in its lifetime. Whether it’s during manufacture, delivery, warehouse inventory management, or agriculture harvesting, robots are crucial to efficient manufacturing and supply.
Most mobile robots are fueled by batteries, which means a limited amount of energy is available before the system must be recharged. That makes power conversion efficiency a critical factor. But efficiency is only one aspect of power conversion that can significantly impact the performance, functionality and reliability of mobile robots. A well designed power delivery network (PDN) not only improves efficiency, it also reduces weight and size, enabling extended range and freeing up space for larger payloads and more functionality.
Today’s demands exceed the capabilities of traditional power system designs. Robotics designers need a better way to deliver power using PDNs based on leading-edge topologies, architectures, and packaging. High-performance, high-density power modules from Vicor enable new PDNs that are smaller, lighter and more efficient than conventional solutions, enabling mobile robots to take on larger and heavier payloads with greater range. Module-based PDNs are also more flexible than conventional bricks and easier to implement than discrete solutions, accelerating time-to-market.
This eBook provides a guide to developing better PDNs to meet the needs of today’s robotics systems. Starting with case studies, you will see how other companies have leveraged Vicor technology to overcome design challenges.
Next, in-depth articles start with a robotics Q+A, and then white papers that explain different approaches to various robotic power system requirements, how packaging differentiates PDNs, and how high-density, high-performance power modules can improve time-to-market.
Lastly, you’ll be provided with links to a variety of comprehensive technical resources including online design tools and application notes.
Whether you wish to improve features and functionality, scale for the future or shorten your time to market, this eBook will help you identify ways to improve your design by taking a better approach to power delivery networks.
Vicor is the leader in high-performance power modules, enabling customer innovation with easy-to-deploy modular power system solutions for power delivery networks that provide the highest density and efficiency from source to point-of-load.
They continuously advance the density, efficiency and power delivery capabilities of our power modules by staying on the forefront of distribution architectures, conversion topologies and packaging technology.
Vicor serves customers in enterprise and high-performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, robotics, UAVs, vehicles and transportation, satellites, and aerospace and defence.