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100K Rad Hard Point-of-Load DC-DC Converter Ready for Rugged Duty in Space Environments

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 10:48am
BLACKSBURG, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company, announced the availability of a new point-of-load power converter designed and manufactured for the extreme environment of space.

The SVGA Series, the latest addition to VPT's existing line of space DC-DC converters, steps down the voltage at the point of use in a distributed power system and is optimized for today's digital electronics.

Characterized to 100krad (Si) total dose radiation under VPT's radiation program per MIL-PRF-38534, Appendix G*, the SVGA Series is optimized for reliable performance in deep space missions, satellite applications, space station initiatives, and any ultra reliability application in a space environment.

"These modules are ultra light weight, have a tiny footprint, and offer incredible high efficiency to provide designers with a smaller point-of-of use power converter option over the standard size DC-DC converters. This saves both board space and weight - critical issues when designing spacecraft," explained Michael J. Bosmann, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

"Affordability and reliable operation ensure that the SVGA Series is an optimum choice for tomorrow's space programs."

Operating at a nominal frequency of 250 kHz, these regulated non-isolated converters serve low voltage point-of-load applications such as ASICs, processors, and other digital electronics. The SVGA point-of-load converters are designed and manufactured in facilities qualified to ISO9001 and certified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K and MIL-STD-883.

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