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VPT's Space Grade DC-DC Power Converters Now Registered With Defense Logistics Agency

VPT's SV Series of Rad Hard DC-DC Power Converters Now Listed on Standard Microcircuit Drawings

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BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI), today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)  has issued new Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for more than 150 of VPT's space grade, radiation hardened DC-DC power converter modules.

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VPT's rad hard SV Series of DC-DC converters are manufactured to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K, the highest level for products used in space environments. These products are suited for use in a wide variety of space applications including low Earth orbit (LEO) systems, geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) systems, deep space probes, and other demanding applications.

The specific space grade SV Series DC-DC converters now available on DLA SMDs include:

  • SMD# 5962-11219: SVSA 6W single output modules of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and 15V
  • SMD# 5962-11216: SVSA 6W dual output modules of +5V, +12V, +15V
  • SMD# 5962-11218: SVHF 20W single output modules of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and 15V
  • SMD# 5962-11215: SVHF 20W dual output modules of +5V, +12V, +15V
  • SMD# 5962-11220: SVTR 40W single output modules of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and 15V
  • SMD# 5962-11223: SVTR 40W dual output modules of +5V, +12V, +15V
  • SMD# 5962-11217: SVFL 120W single output modules of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and 15V
  • SMD# 5962-11214: SVFL 120W dual output modules of +5V, +12V, +15V

"VPT's space grade DC-DC power converters offer high power density, with small sizes and light weights, in a series of standard, off-the-shelf modules," explained Michael J. Bosmann, Senior Vice President of VPT. "These new MIL-PRF-38534 Class K SMDs make procurement of rad hard modules significantly faster and easier, thereby reducing a system's cost and time-to-market."

About the SV Series of Space Grade DC-DC Converters

The VPT space grade products on the new SMDs are guaranteed rad hard per VPT's Radiation Hardness Assuredness (RHA) Plan, which is registered and approved by the DLA. A key component of VPT's RHA plan is the testing of products for enhanced low dose radiation sensitivity (ELDRS).  Specific typical parameters of the testing involved of the SV Series of DC-DC power converters include:

  • Characterization per VPT's RHA plan specified per MIL-PRF-38534, Appendix G, Level P with 2x margin
  • Characterization and testing for TID (total ionizing dose) at HDR (high dose rate) and LDR (low dose rate -- ELDRS) per VPT's RHA plan
  • Characterization and testing performed at the critical semiconductor component piece-part level (RLAT) from traceable semiconductor lots
  • Characterization and testing also performed on the SV Series hybrid converter produced from the same traceable semiconductor lots evaluated during RLAT.

Developed recently to current stringent space program standards, VPT's space grade DC-DC power converters offer the newest technology available and provide users with power solutions optimized for reliability and performance. All space grade products are designed and manufactured in a facility certified to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38534 Class H (military) and K (space) and qualified to ISO 9001.

Historically, space grade components could have taken up to a year to ship from a manufacturer. With VPT's production system and off-the-shelf converter design, VPT's standard, MIL-PRF-38534 Class K power converters are typically delivered within weeks from order date.

Further Details

For complete product datasheets, space product SMDs, rad hard testing parameters, a technical video, VPT's DLA Radiation Hardness Assurance Certificate, or other technical information on the space grade SV Series of DC-DC converters, please visit VPT's website: www.vpt-inc.com.

About VPT and HEICO

VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at www.vpt-inc.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web site at http://www.heico.com.

Contact:

Michelle Manson


Marketing Communications Mgr.


425.353.3010


mmanson@vpt-inc.com


Twitter: VPTnews



SOURCE VPT, Inc.



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