VPT 15W and 20W DC-DC Converters Added to DLA SMD List

December 5, 2012 – The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has added two of VPT’s DC-DC power converters to Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) #5962-03243.   DVHF285R7S – 15W output power, 5.7Vout, 28Vin nominal DVHF2818S – 20W output power, 18Vout, 28Vin nominal Both modules can now be ordered qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 and marked with DLA SMD numbers [...]

New Article: Complex Factors Drive Mil/Aero DC/DC Converter Choice

December 4, 2012 – Steve Butler, VPT’s President of Engineering contributed an article, “Complex Factors Drive Mil/Aero DC-DC Converter Choice” to the November 2012 edition of COTS Journal. The article explains why matching the proper DC-DC conversion technology with a military /aerospace design is less straightforward than it may seem due to a host of reliability, packaging and [...]

New 5W Dual Output DC-DC Converter Designed for Rugged Reliability

Satisfies MIL-COTS programs with military quality features and environmental screening. ELECTRONICA, Munich, Germany, November 13, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announces the availability of a new dual output DC-DC power converter to power electronics in unmanned vehicles, ships, armored ground vehicles, and other rugged systems. The VPT5-2800D DC-DC power converter delivers up [...]

VPT Unveils New Logo

November 8, 2012 – Today VPT, Inc. proudly unveiled a new logo that portrays the evolution of VPT. We determined it was time to refresh the  logo to reflect our  modern, aerospace market-focused company. Our corporate tagline will continue to represent our 20 year heritage in this market and remain “Power Your Critical Mission Today.” [...]

New Video Lab! Achieving MIL-STD-1275 Compliance with the VPTPCM-12

October 23, 2012 – If your system requires MIL-STD-1275 compliance, check out our new video lab. In this lab Jeremy Ferrell, our Manager of Standard Products, explains the ins and outs of achieving compliance using the VPTPCM-12 power conditioning module. Topics: Demonstration of operation through 6V transient as specified in MIL-STD-1275 Demonstration of operation of [...]

See What’s New with VPT at Electronica in November

October 11, 2012 — Stop by to see the latest from VPT at Electronica, November 13-16. VPT solutions will be showcased by Germany distributor, PROTEC GmbH, at this international exhibition. View details.

VPT Adds Triple Output DC-DC Converter to Hi-Rel COTS Product Line

New module delivers size and cost savings for power systems in rugged duty applications.  BLACKSBURG, VA, September 10, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announces the availability of a new triple output DC-DC converter uniquely designed to power electronics in military vehicles, ships, weapons, and other rugged systems. Delivering up to 30 [...]

See VPT at the Virginia Tech Engineering Expo

When: September 18-19, 2012 Where: Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech Booth: 211 Passionate about what you do? Innovative in your thinking? Visit us at the expo and consider joining our engineering team. VPT is  a growing global leader in power electronics. Watch as the world’s most exciting aerospace, defense, and space programs take flight with [...]

New Video Lab: Managing High Source Impedance In Your Power System

Having trouble with high source impedance? Learn how to test for it and mitigate its effects in your power system in this brief video lab. Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of VPT’s Standard Product Engineering, presents this tutorial. Topics include: Demonstration of measuring high source impedance The effects of high source impedance on DC-DC power converters Tips for [...]

New Video! Introducing the New SVGA 15A Point of Load Converter at NSREC.

July 26, 2012 -  Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine stopped by the VPT booth at the recent Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) to check out our new SVGA 15A point of load DC-DC converter.This video features Leonard Leslie, our Manager of Space Products. Intended for space applications, the SVGA0515S is an important module in VPT’s [...]

See us today at NSREC, Miami!

July 17, 2012  – Stop by and see VPT at the Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference today and tomorrow in Miami, Florida. See our newest product, the SVGA0515S point of load DC-DC converter for space, and check out our demo board. Booth 42.

VPT’s Space Point of Load DC-DC Power Converters Now Registered with Defense Logistics Agency

Official Standard Microcircuit Drawings Issued for VPT’s SVGA Family of Rad Hard Point of Load Power Converters BLACKSBURG, VA, July 11, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announced today that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)  has issued Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for VPT’s family of space level, radiation hardened, point of load [...]

VPT’s Point of Load Converters Ranked in Top 10 of “Top 101 Components” By Electronic Design Magazine

July 9, 2012 — VPT’s new 20A DVPL point of load DC-DC converter was recently named to the the list of “Top 101 Components” by Electronic Design Magazine. VPT ranked the second most popular power product viewed over the past year on Electronic Design’s website, and eighth most popular product of the year overall. The list is created each year [...]

VPT Receives Exceptional Supplier Award from L-3 Communications

June 19, 2012 – VPT was recently honored with an “Exceptional Supplier” award for “Quality and Delivery Performance,”  from L-3 Communications. This award was based on an extensive review of VPT from the L-3 CSW Quality, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management departments. VPT was among a small group of companies to receive this prestigious [...]

Venus Express, Powered by VPT, Taking Measurements During Historic Transit

June 6, 2012 – It is getting cosmic around here! VPT is powering systems on ESA’s Venus Express, launched in 2005. Yesterday and today this spacecraft was busy taking measurements during the transit of Venus across the Sun. According to the Venus Express blog, the spacecraft orbiting Venus is measuring sunlight as it filters through [...]

SpaceX Falcon 9, Dragon Mission Reaches ISS Successfully with Power by VPT

May 29, 2012 – Last week  Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft bound for the International Space Station (ISS). After orbiting, the Dragon capsule successfully attached to the ISS to deliver food and supplies to the astronauts stationed there. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) made history when its [...]

VPT Adds 15 Amp Point of Load DC-DC Converter to Space Family of Power Conversion Products

VPT is the only manufacturer to now offer two point of load converters that are MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K Qualified, 100K rad hard, and available off-the-shelf. BLACKSBURG, VA, May 8, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announced today the availability of a new point of load power converter designed and [...]

VPT Breaks Ground for New Headquarters in Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

BLACKSBURG, VA, April 17, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), recently broke ground on a new headquarters facility  in Blacksburg Virginia. The new facility will serve as VPT’s research and development center and will be located in the award-winning office park, the  Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. ““We are pleased to be [...]

VPT Encouraging Entrepreneurship Through Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks Program Sponsorship

VPT is now a proud sponsor of Virginia Tech’s KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week. Dr. Dan Sable, president of VPT, will serve as a judge for the program this coming August 19-25, 2012, to be held in both Blacksburg and Roanoke, VA. The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will bring university students, faculty, and [...]

New Video Lab: Operation of the DVCL Inrush Current Limiter

Having trouble with inrush current? Learn about the DVCL inrush current limiter, a front end power protection device for your avionics, military, or other critical reliability applications. The DVCL controls inrush current drawn by VPT’s EMI filters, DC-DC converters, and discrete input capacitors during startup. Steve Butler, VPT’s VP of Engineering, presents this tutorial. Topics include: [...]