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


VPT’s series of space-qualified DC-DC power converters can now be offered with an approved Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the DLA Land and Maritime.

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 imminently on Standard Military Drawings (SMDs) with a radiation assurance level P.

Specifically, the DLA certified VPT to MIL-PRF-38534 Appendix G, Radiation Hardness Assurance Requirements (RHA) for hybrid microcircuits and multi-chip modules.

With the new radiation hardness (RH) certification, VPT customers can be confident that the procedures and practices in place for making the RH assurances have been reviewed and approved by industry experts in the field of radiation hardening for electronics. Under the new approved plan, VPT’s radiation hardness procedures will be subject to regular audits and approvals by the DLA.
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VPT Recognized for Excellence by L-3

L-3 Presents the Platinum Excellence Award to VPT. From left: Stephen Eiting , VP Operations, L-3, Dr. Dan Sable, President and CEO, VPT, Charles Ball, Manager of Supplier Quality, L-3 and Fred Hirsch, Director of Operations Quality Assurance, 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 also received a luncheon and in-person presentation of the award.

VPT enjoys a long history with L-3, powering a myriad of technologies for the company including satellite links, flight controls, and communications systems for use in military UAVs, satellites, and ground vehicles.

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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 now available. Six additional videos on a variety of popular power technology topics are planned for release throughout 2011.

VPT’s video mini-labs are approximately 3-7 minutes in length and address common engineering questions regarding the integration of DC-DC converters into a high reliability military, avionics, or space power system in a systematic and time effective manner.

The first of the 2011 videos are:

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VPT Introduces New 3A Point of Load DC-DC Power Converter

Delivers Maximum Efficiency, Reliability, and Power Flexibility in Today’s Distributed Power Architectures


DVPL Series DC-DC Converter

DVPL Series DC-DC Converter

ELECTRONICA, Munich, Germany, November 9, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), unveiled its latest point of load (POL) DC-DC converter today, the DVPL0503S. This new converter joins VPT’s growing line of POL DC-DC converters that deliver critical reliability performance and efficiency in the distributed power architectures of avionics, military, and space systems.

The new 3A DVPL DC-DC POL converter can be used alone or in conjunction with the DVHE 50W DC-DC converter as part of VPT’s High Efficiency, Reliability Optimized (HERO) Power System. The DVPL 3A POL converter is a non-isolated, synchronous, buck regulated converter that steps down the voltage at the point of end use. Its tiny size and light weight save board space, weight, and expense, making it an improved solution over the use of multiple isolated DC-DC converters to power individual loads in an electronics system.
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VPT To Showcase New Power Solution at Electronica

BLACKSBURG, VA, October 26, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), will showcase a new DC-DC power system solution at the Electronica trade show in Munich Germany, from November 9 through November 12 in Hall A4, Booth 507. VPT is attending the show in conjunction with its German electronics distributor, Protec GmbH.

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VPT Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

BLACKSBURG, VA, October 12, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received a 3- Star Supplier Excellence Award in September from Raytheon Company.

Raytheon Company presented 2010 Supplier Excellence Awards to 34 companies for their exceptional performance in supporting the company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business.

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VPT Offers New EMI Filter, Meets Avionics/Defense Standards in Europe & US

BLACKSBURG, VA, June 1, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), has introduced a new EMI (electromagnetic interference) filter and transient suppressor module for distributed power systems. The new VPTc10-28 EMI filter satisfies strict reliability requirements for commercial avionics and military systems in the U.S. and Europe.

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VPT Adds Several New Modules To DC-DC Power Converter Series

BLACKSBURG, VA, April 13, 2010 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), today announced that several new modules are available for the DVFL, DVTR, and DVHFSeries DC-DC power converter product lines. The new output voltages on these modules satisfy the reliability requirements and varying output voltage needs of the newest avionics and military electronics.

The new modules now available include:

DVFL, single output, 120 watts – 6.3V, 7V, 8V, 9.5V, 18V, 28V
DVFL, dual output, 120 watts – 6.3V, 9.5V
DVTR, single output, 40 watts – 7V, 8V, 18V, 28V
DVTR, dual output, 40 watts – 8V, 18V
DVHF, single output, 20 watts – 5.7V, 18V

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VPT Introduces the First 100K Rad Hard Point of Load DC-DC Converter

Off-the-shelf and Ready for Rugged Duty in Space Environments

BLACKSBURG, VA, March 16, 2010 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), today announced the availability of a new point-of-load power converter designed and manufactured for the extreme environment of space. The new SVGA Series point-of-load DC-DC converter delivers extremely high efficiency at a cost that doesn’t shock a user’s budget.

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.

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