New Video Lab: Measuring Cross Regulation

Spend a few moments with Steve Butler, our VP of Engineering, to learn how to accurately measure cross regulation on dual output DC-DC power converters. Topics covered in this lab include: How to accurately measure the cross regulation of dual output DC-DC converters Demonstration of a dual output DC-DC power converter under balanced and imbalanced [...]

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 BLACKSBURG, VA, November 15, 2011 – 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 [...]

VPT Parent Company, HEICO, Listed as One of 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes

For the sixth consecutive year, VPT’s parent company HEICO (NYSE: HEI) has been named to Forbes’ annual “Best 200 Small Companies” list. This is the second year that HEICO has been spotlighted in the top 100. Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer,  remarked, “We are honored and pleased that Forbes has bestowed this [...]

New Inrush Current Limiter Protects Avionics and Military Power Systems

99% Efficiency in Protecting up to 200W of DC Power       BLACKSBURG, VA, September 20, 2011 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), announced today that it is continuing to expand its product line with a new power protection module, the DVCL Inrush Current Limiter. The DVCL controls potentially damaging inrush current [...]

View VPT’s Extensive List of Products on DLA SMDs

Design with confidence. Procure with ease. Enjoy these benefits when you use DC-DC converters  qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 by the Defense Logistics Agency, Land and Maritime division (formerly DSCC), in Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs).  VPT offers more than 100 standard DC-DC power converters and point of load converters on DLA SMDs. Features include: 1.5 – 120 W output power [...]

New Video Lab on Overload and Short Circuit Protection

See our new video lab tutorial on the overload and short circuit protection features of DC-DC converters. Jeremy Ferrell, VPT’s Manager of Standard Products, discusses: • How DC-DC converters respond to overload and short circuit current conditions • Demonstration of soft start function with no overshoot • Design advice regarding power dissipation and heat sinking [...]

Four VPT Product Families Honored in Electronic Design’s Top 101 Components List

Electronic Design magazine recently named several VPT product families to its “Top 101 Components” list for 2011. The products included on the list are: VPTc10 EMI Filter DVHF 20W DC-DC Converter DVTR 40W DC-DC Converter DVFL 120W DC-DC Converter Product selections for Electronic Design‘s list were based on reader interest. Read the complete article.  

DVMSA EMI Filter Now Qualified by DLA

VPT’s DVMSA 0.8A EMI filter is now qualified by the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with a Land and Maritime drawing, #11016. The DVMSA EMI filter provides 60dB noise rejection in a low profile (0.270″), light weight (15g), hermetic package.

Russian Space Research Institute Thanks VPT

VPT recently received a letter from the Russian Space Research Institute recognizing VPT’s contribution to the development of the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), launched in 2009. In a letter, the Institute said, “Due to perfect cooperation with your company, the flight-quality secondary power converters made by VPT were [...]

New Point of Load DC-DC Power Converter Delivers 20A for Mil/Avionics Electronics

Tiny 1.075 in2 Package Delivers 90% Efficient, Hermetic DC Power BLACKSBURG, VA, June 7, 2011 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), expanded its line of point of load (POL) DC-DC power converters today with the introduction of a new 20A module. The DVPL0520S is a non-isolated, synchronous, regulated buck converter that steps down [...]

Sales Distributor Attends Electron 2011, Prague

Here’s a quick photo of our Czech Republic Sales Distributors, VUMS-POWERPRAG, doing a great job of representing VPT at a recent electronics trade show in Prague.

VPT’s Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan Approved by Defense Logistics Agency

  BLACKSBURG, VA, May 31, 2011 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received approval of its Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Land and Maritime, the office of primary involvement for MIL-PRF-38534. As a result of this approval, VPT’s series of space-qualified DC-DC power converters will appear [...]

VPT Recognized for Excellence by L-3

BLACKSBURG, VA, May 23, 2011 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received a Platinum Excellence Award this month from L-3 Communications Systems – West. The award recognizes VPT as “achieving exceptional supplier quality and delivery performance.” As one of just two suppliers to receive the platinum level of the award this year, VPT [...]

New Video Lab: Measure Line & Load Regulation Accurately

We’ve posted a new video lab today: “Accurately Measuring Line and Load Regulation of DC-DC Power Converters.” Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Products, presents this video. Topics include: Definitions of line and load regulation of DC-DC power converters Critical test set-up and connection considerations Lab demonstration of measurements View on YouTube now. Plus, you can subscribe to [...]

VPT’s Parent Company Featured on Fox Business News

Heico Chairman and CEO Laurans Mendelson discusses the aerospace business and the outlook of the current aircraft market. Tune in to learn about how the current cycle of aircraft maintenance and upgrades is expected to affect Heico and subsidiaries including VPT. View the video now: “Heico’s Aero Business Takes Off.”

Catch Up with VPT at the Space Parts Working Group, April 26-27.

Dr. Dan Sable, President of VPT, will make a presentation at the Space Parts Working Group Conference in Torrance, CA on April 26, 2011.  He will present the topic ”VPT Radiation-Hardened DC-DC Converters.” Details.

VPT Employees Donate for Japan Relief

VPT and its employees pulled together and donated more than $14,000 to the American Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Dr. Dan Sable, president of VPT, presented the check to the American Red Cross at a fundraising event at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Tuesday, March 29. Mike Bosmann, Sr. VP of Sales [...]

Totally Cool! Mercury Messenger, Powered by VPT, Reaches Orbit

NASA’s spacecraft, Mercury Messenger, is now all set to explore our system’s “smallest and strangest” planet. Check it out! Read the USA Today article. Read about the mission on NASA’s website.

VPT Expands Technical Video Lab Series

First Two New Videos on DC-DC Power Converters Now Available BLACKSBURG, VA, February 15, 2011 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), today introduced its latest series of technical video labs that highlight the design considerations and performance characteristics of DC-DC power converters. Two video labs on the startup characteristics of DC-DC converters are [...]

VPT Distributed Power Article Featured in ECN Magazine; Get the Full App Note Here

VPT’s article on distributed power architecture design graced the cover of ECN’s December issue, featuring information on how to create a distributed power architecture with a smaller, more efficient, cost-saving footprint. Authored by Jeremy Ferrell, VPT’s Manager of Standard Engineering, this article discusses the advantages of using point of load converters over traditional isolated DC-DC converters. Also included [...]