VPT Introduces New VME Power Supply

Designed for hi-rel avionics and military applications

Dec 09, 2009, 12:27 ET from VPT, Inc.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI) and the innovative leader in providing power handling products for avionics and other high reliability applications, today introduced the new VPTVME Series power supply. Delivering up to 500W and multiple outputs per unit, this new commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) VME power system is designed specifically for rugged avionics and military applications.

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"We are able to deliver a complete VME power system to our customers very quickly," said Michael J. Bosmann, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VPT. "We begin with our mission proven standard modules, and modify from there to meet the customer's individual requirements. This enables us to provide a complete VME system, fully developed for avionics or military applications, in record time."

VPT's VME power supply is a smart, effective COTS solution. A wide input voltage range accommodates nominal 28V inputs including avionics, mobile, ground systems, and other applications. VPT's proven design and rugged packaging ensures long term reliability for mission-critical programs. Product features include:

  • Single slot 6U VME form factor
  • IEEE Std. 1101.2-1992 compatible
  • Conduction cooled
  • 28VDC input per MIL-STD-704
  • MIL-STD-1275 compatible available
  • Up to 500W maximum output power
  • Up to 5 individual outputs
  • Input undervoltage lockout
  • Over voltage protection
  • Over current protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • Fixed frequency
  • Remote sensing
  • Fast startup time with soft start
  • Isolated magnetic feedback
  • Meets MIL-STD-461 D/E/F conducted emissions requirements
  • Rugged metal enclosure
  • Wide temperature range: -55 deg. C to +85 deg. C
  • Custom configurations available

The VPTVME series is intended for harsh environments including severe vibration, shock and temperature cycling. Testing is to MIL-STD-810, and MIL-STD-883 as detailed. This assembly is designed and manufactured in the USA.

New units are typically available in a short lead time. Units are completed per customer specifications, and pricing is on a per-project basis. Complete technical details including a datasheet, video lab, and application note are available at http://www.vpt-inc.com/Products/?prod=71. At this time, the VME power supply product is available in the U.S. only. For further information, contact VPT at (425) 353-3010.

About VPT and HEICO

VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC 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.

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.