MIDDLETON, Wis., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --– Precision Devices Incorporated (PDI), a leading quartz crystal device manufacturer and member of the Avrio Technology Group, LLC team of companies, announced that it has achieved Class H certification, the standard military quality level for reliability designated by MIL-PRF-38534. The Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) awarded the certification following an extensive audit of testing flows performed by PDI on crystal frequency control devices.
The inspections proved that PDI is a crystal device manufacturer whose products and processes can withstand the severe environmental stresses of operating in space over long periods of time, including enduring the temperature range of -55 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius.
"PDI is the first crystal device manufacturer to receive this prestigious certification," said Bob Swelgin, CEO of Avrio Technology Group, LLC. It verifies PDI's commitment to producing premier, highly reliable crystal devices for the most complex operations and demanding environments."
Class H compliance enables PDI to design and manufacture crystals, crystal filters, and oscillators for defense and space programs. The certification also makes PDI the first crystal device manufacturer to be included on DSCC's Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) to produce products for the space industry.
PDI has operations on three continents and services a variety of markets, including consumer electronics, NAV/COM, RF/microwave, instrumentation, military, and space. The company's primary crystal device manufacturing and distribution facility in Middleton, Wisconsin produces quartz crystals, crystal filters, OCXO, TCXO, and VCXO crystal applications.
"We look forward to partnering with companies in the space industry who require superior crystal device products and processes," said Chris Harden, vice president of PDI. "PDI's rigid quality management standards ensure that we will continue to produce the highest quality commercial-grade products on the market."
About Precision Devices Incorporated
Precision Devices Incorporated is a prominent crystal device manufacturer based in Middleton, Wisconsin. In addition to its core business of producing extremely high-end crystals, crystal filters, and oscillators for complex radio, RF/microwave, GPS, instrumentation, and MIL-AERO applications, PDI also manufactures low-cost, commercial grade crystals and oscillators for competitive consumer applications.
SOURCE Avrio Technology Group, LLC