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.
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?