Media Coverage

VPT Efficiency Tips Featured in Electronics Magazine

July, 2017 – The most recent issue of the UK’s Electronics Magazine featured an article by VPT’s Steve Butler, Director of Advanced Product Development, on improving power conversion efficiency through advanced topologies for military applications. Butler details proven electronic design possibilities for simplifying power system design yet improving overall performance while meeting multiple military specifications. Please see the full article, titled “The Power Behind Military Electronics”  here

HEICO on Institutional Investor Magazine’s Most Honored Companies List. HEICO CEO Laurans Mendelson Named Best CEO in Aerospace & Defense

January 12, 2016 – VPT’s parent company, HEICO, announced today that it has been named on the prestigious list of Most Honored Companies by Institutional Investor Magazine. The highly-regarded publication has also named HEICO CEO, Laurans A. Mendelson, Best CEO in the Aerospace and Defense Electronics sector. The results are based on a survey of over 3,000 portfolio managers and analysts considering characteristics of a strong management team. The press release can be viewed here.

VPT Provides High Reliability Parts for NASA Mission

September 19, 2016 – The Roanoke Times recently covered the involvement of VPT in the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mining mission. VPT President John Hodock explained the significance of high reliability DC-DC converters for space programs as well as the history of VPT’s success. See the complete article for more detailed information.

VME Power Systems article in Aerospace & Defense Technology

June 30, 2016 – An article written by Steve Butler, VPT’s Director of Advanced Product Development, is featured in the June issue of Aerospace & Defense Technology magazine published by Tech Briefs. The article, titled “Designing VME Power Systems with Standard Modules” explains the potential for rapid development of custom VME solutions through the utilization of standard DC-DC converters and EMI filters. Within the article, Butler covers the benefits of the “custom using off-the-shelf modules” approach. Additionally, he details how designing the custom VME power systems can meet multiple military engineering standards and performance specifications.

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EE Times Europe Covers VPT’s High Temp Product Announcement

May 13, 2016 – The European division of EE Times covered VPT’s recent announcement of its launch of the HTD Series of DC-DC converters which are specifically designed for harsh and extreme temperature environments. The complete article is linked here.

VPT Design Tips in Military Embedded Systems Magazine

December 21, 2015 – Steve Butler, VPT’s Director of Advanced Product Development, recently shared information with the readers of Military Embedded Systems on advanced power conversion topologies for military programs. The article details potential design approaches that meet military standards for wide input voltage range while increasing power conversion efficiency and decreasing heat, size and weight. Please see Military Embedded Systems magazine to read the complete article.

Military Embedded Systems Editor’s Choice: SVR Series

June 25, 2015 - John McHale, the editorial director of Open Systems Media and publisher of The McHale Report on the defense electronics industry, selected VPT’s SVR Series for the recent Military Embedded Systems magazine “Editor’s Choice Products” report. The article, titled “A Power Solution for Space Applications,” covers the military and TOR qualifications of the SVR Series along with the general product features including radiation exposure performance .

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Ruggedized EMI Filter Article in HOW2POWER.COM

May 2014 - HOW2POWER recently published VPT’s article entitled “Using Ruggedized EMI Filters to Pass the CS101 Requirement of MIL-STD-461DF.” In this article, the CS101 requirements are examined. Its implications for the design of the power system – the combination of input EMI filter plus power converter – are discussed. The CS101 test method is presented, including a number of testing precautions that designers should observe.

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Military Embedded Systems covers VPT in Rad Hard Space Components article

June 4, 2014Military Embedded Systems recently published an article discussing many of the factors surrounding the radiation hardened components market – including program requirements and supplier trends. Leonard Leslie, VPT’s Manager of Space Programs, along with other industry experts, contribute their insight on matching program needs to reliable components. The article also discusses rad hard components for the commercial space and international markets.

Read the complete article by Editorial Director John McHale.

 

Electronic Products Includes VPT in Trend Talk

December 11, 2013 – Hearst’s Electronic Products published an article on military aerospace electronics product trends featuring input from VPT.

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Military & Aerospace Electronics Discusses VPT’s SVR Series SMDs Release

November 25, 2013Military & Aerospace Electronics covered VPT’s recent announcement of its entire SVR Series on DLA released SMDs and explained the significance of the standard microcircuit drawings: “The program increases the manufacturing base for DOD procurement and helps the government save money.”

Read the complete article. View the original press release.

 

VPT Article in EE Times Europe

November 4, 2013 – VPT was featured in EE Times Europe‘s Power Management section in its article describing considerations for selecting DC-DC converters specifically for space applications.

Read the complete article by Steve Butler, VPT’s Director of Advanced Product Development.

 

VPT Featured in Avionics Intelligence

September 5, 2013 - VPT’s success was featured in Avionic Intelligence‘s coverage of the record setting flight by the EURO HAWK unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

Read the complete article by Courtney Howard, Executive Editor of Avionic Intelligence.

 

Space Tech Expo Features VPT

July 31, 2013 – Space Tech Expo’s recent article featured VPT’s space qualified and proven products. VPT will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo, which is a B2B event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. The Expo is being held April 1 – 3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

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VPT’s SVR Series featured in Military & Aerospace Electronics

June 28, 2013Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine’s recent article discussed how, even with the shrinking U.S. defense budget, the radiation-hardened electronics industry is seeing a strong market. Design requirements and techniques, including TOR compliance was discussed. The article included VPT’s SVR series DC-DC converters and EMI filters which meet TOR derating and element evaluation guidelines and are designed for the harshest space radiation environments.

Within the article, Monty Pyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VPT, states, “Instead of having various systems designers come in and talk about Class K+ in different ways-there’s almost this feeling out and learning process every time-TOR has brought that vagueness more into a gray circle; it helps bring people to the point faster on what’s really realistic and available. We can point to a spec now. There’s a commonality there; it’s not a start from ground zero.”

Read the complete article by Skyler Frink of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

 

Military Embedded Systems Covers VPT’s View on Rad Hard Space Market Trends

June 28, 2013 - A recent article in Military Embedded Systems discusses the space market’s increase in rad hard requirements and looked to VPT for commentary:

“As you go up in radiation tolerance, the challenge is maintaining the same or similar performance levels,” says Monty Pyle, VP of Sales & Marketing at VPT in Bothell, WA. “For radiation-hardened components it is about the components you select, addressing their potentially differing footprints and/or electrical characteristics. It is not just a simple matter of swapping out components. We also have stringent TOR – Technical Operating Report – requirements that are becoming more and more fixed and demanding every year.”

Read the complete article by John McHale of Military Embedded Systems.

 

Just Published: New Article on Intermediate Bus Architectures for Space Applications

January 21, 2013 – In an exclusive technology feature, HOW2POWER has published VPT’s latest article, “Rad Hard Processors And Power Converters Propel Intermediate Bus Architecture Into Space Applications.”

Authored by VPT’s Manager of Space Product Engineering, Leonard Leslie, this article covers efficient design parameters, various architectures, and the vital environmental issues to consider when developing a distributed power system for space.

Read the complete article.

 

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 standards issues need to be considered.

Excerpt:

Synopsis:Critical applications range from undersea to military ground to commercial and military avionics to deep space. DC/DC converters, point of load converters, EMI filters and other power modules are offered by various manufacturers, all claiming high reliability. The question is, how do you know what level of quality and reliability you are getting, and how do you select the correct level for your application?

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VPT Featured In Article on Power Design Trends

February 21, 2012 - VPT was featured in Military & Aerospace Electronic’s article “Power Supply Manufacturers Pursue Smaller Size, Lower Weight, and Higher Efficiency.”

Excerpt:

“Military and avionics customers are continually seeking smaller size, lower weight, and higher efficiency in their power supplies to save on board space, design cost, and operation cost,” says Steve Butler, Vice President of Engineering at VPT Inc. in Blacksburg, VA. Not only are power supplies being weighed against those factors, but as a vital piece of any system they must be rugged and reliable.

Military and avionics power supplies also are held to high standards. “Customers also continue to demand a true military/avionics-grade, or high-reliability power converter,” Butler continues. “Hermeticity is vital for these types of applications.” Hermeticity prevents air and gas from interfering with the power supply, and many high-reliability applications such as aircraft benefit from a system that is unaffected by outside sources.

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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.

 



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