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High-Reliability Power Conversion Products for Military and Avionics Applications

VPT is a global provider of critical power conversion solutions for avionics, military, and space applications.

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VPT is a global provider of critical power conversion solutions for avionics, military, and space applications.

VPT is part of the HEICO Electronics Technologies Group (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI). HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and airmotives, as well as numerous defence and space contractors.

Avionics and military DC-DC converters

VPT’s isolated DC-DC converters, along with its family of non-isolated, synchronous, buck regulated, point-of-load DC-DC converters create an efficient and cost-effective power system for saving electronic board space, weight and heat.

VPT products are manufactured in a MIL-PRF-3853 Class H and Class K certified facility.
The F-35 Lightening II implements VPT parts.
VPT components are featured on-board the Predator.
VPT parts are on-board Boeing’s Apache Helicopter for high reliability.
V-SHIELD® epoxy packaging includes dual-sided thermal conduction and internal EMI shielding.
Most VPT products ship directly from stock.
VPT parts help power the optical Infrared Search and Track System developed by Lockheed Martin.

VPT offers product lines that are ideal for military aircraft, weapons systems and unmanned systems.

With a wide variety of power conversion products, high efficiencies, wide temperature ranges and DLA Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for most models, it is easy to match VPT’s power conversion products to a programme’s military specifications.

Ranging from 1w to 120w with a military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, VPT’s DV series of products are proven in military and avionics applications. They are designed to meet rigid military specifications and 100% hermetic with a host of circuit protection features.

High-reliability rugged power DC-DC converters

VPT’s VXR series of rugged high-reliability DC-DC converters and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters are optimised for a broad range of applications. These include military ground vehicles, manned and unmanned aircraft that endure severe vibration, shock, temperature cycling and other adverse environments.

Furthermore, VPT’s patented epoxy encapsulated V-SHIELD® packaging is also highly resistant to chemical, solvent and salt environments, making it fully compatible with high-volume manufacturing processes such as wave solder, cleaning solvents, high-pressure sprays and aqueous wash.

Advanced power conversion technology benefits

VPT’s continual advancements in power conversion technology deliver many unique advantages across its product lines, including:

  • Maximum reliability, thick-film, hybrid technology
  • Innovative, rugged, high-reliability architecture
  • Proprietary epoxy encapsulation package availability
  • Full operation over wide temperature ranges
  • Excellent EMI performance
  • High-power densities
  • Lightweight

Rugged environmental screening

Each VPT product line offers several grades of environmental screening.

Depending on the product series selected, possible tests performed include:

  • Non-destructive bond pull
  • External and internal visual: constant acceleration and radiography
  • Particle impact noise detection (PIND)
  • Stabilisation bake and temperature cycling
  • Electrical: pre burn-in electrical, burn-in and 100% final electrical
  • Hermeticity

Efficient critical power system deployment

VPT understands the urgency of many programme timelines. The company maintains industry-leading stock levels, allowing immediate shipment, fast delivery and short turnaround times.

About VPT

VPT has been supplying high-reliability power converters to world-class organisations and programmes for more than two decades.

VPT products are included in military avionics programmes such as the F-15/16/18/22 and F35, the Watchkeeper UAV, Blackhawk Helicopter, EuroHawk UAV, Apache Helicopter, P-1 Aircraft and the Tornado Fighter.

The company’s strong heritage in space solutions includes the International Space Station, Pluto New Horizons, Worldview-3 satellite system, Atlas V, and ExoMars.

V-SHIELD® Electronics Packaging

As a global leader in avionics, military, space, and industrial applications power conversion solutions, VPT has awareness of the severe environments our products are guaranteed to encounter.

DVPL0503S Point-of-Load DC-DC Converter

The 3A DVPL Series of DC-DC point-of-load converters can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional isolated DC-DC converters as part of a highly efficient, reliable, distributed power system.

DVETR2800S DC-DC Converter

Count on the DVETR for maximum functionality in a minimal, board space-saving size. The DVETR offers DC-DC power conversion, EMI filtering, and transient voltage spike suppression in a single, small, hermetic package.

DVCH2800S DC-DC Converter

The DVCH Series of DC-DC converters delivers just 1.5W in the most efficient, small-size package available today for use in critical-reliability applications. The extra-wide input voltage range, very low output noise, and high reliability ensures the DVCH is the perfect low-power choice for your next space or avionics programme.

High-Reliability Power Conversion

When your programme needs true military-grade high-reliability DC-DC converters, EMI filters and other power accessories qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K, count on the proven products from VPT's DV Series.

Tu-214ON (Open Skies) Reconnaissance Aircraft

Tu-214ON is a special-purpose reconnaissance aircraft developed by Kazan Aviation Production Association n.a. S.P. Gorbunov (KAPO), an affiliate of JSC Tupolev Design Bureau, for the Russian Air Force.

F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) is a stealthy, supersonic multirole fighter developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and programme partners from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) and US allies.

IRIS-T SL Surface-to-Air Guided Missile

The IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) is a new, mobile, medium-range surface-to-air guided missile designed and developed by Diehl BGT Defence to meet future medium-range air defence needs of the German Air Force.

C-130J Hercules Tactical Transport Aircraft, USA

The Lockheed Martin C-130 is the US Air Force’s principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft. The C-130J Hercules is the latest model, featuring a glass cockpit, digital avionics and a new propulsion system with a six-bladed propeller.

B-52H Stratofortress

The B-52H is the US Air Force’s (USAF) long-range, large-payload multirole bomber and is known as the Stratofortress or the Buff (big ugly fat fellow).

Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB)

The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) is an advanced, lightweight laser-guided munition developed jointly by Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon Company.

MD 6XX Concept Helicopter

The MD 6XX is a next-generation, multi-mission, single-engine helicopter currently being developed by MD Helicopters.

COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) Satellites

The Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed) Second Generation (CSG) programme involves the development of a two-satellite constellation to succeed the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system.

GSSAP Surveillance Satellites

A series of satellites in the Geosynchronous Satellite Space Awareness Programme (GSSAP) are designed to meet space object surveillance needs of the US Air Force.

Embraer Phenom 100 Multi-Engine Pilot Trainer Aircraft

Embraer Phenom 100 business jet has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide flight training for pilots of multi-engine aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF), under the fixed-wing training element of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) programme.

Bell 407GT Helicopter

Bell 407GT is a light attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron. The helicopter was introduced in March 2013 at the Heli-Expo conference in Las Vegas, US.

Euro Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

Euro Hawk is the first international configuration of the Block 20 RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) UAS. The drone is developed by EuroHawk, a 50-50 joint venture of Northrop Grumman and Cassidian, for the German Armed Forces and Strategic Intelligence Command (KSA).

F-15E ‘Strike’ Eagle

The Boeing F-15E dual-role fighter is an advanced long-range interdiction fighter and tactical aircraft. The F-15E is the latest version of the Eagle, a Mach 2.5-class twin-engine fighter.

Tornado Multirole Aircraft

The Tornado multirole aircraft is operational in five different forms, including the Tornado GR 1 interdictor strike aircraft for close air support.

VPT Receives Patent for V-SHIELD Packaging Technology

VPT has earned a patent, No US 10,321,569, titled “Electronic Module and Method of Making Same” for their V-SHIELD packaging technology. VPT’s expert power supply innovators engineered V-SHIELD to provide superior operation in even the harshest conditions.

26 June 2019

VPT’s Breakthrough Power Converter Design Awarded US Patent

VPT is constantly developing new and innovative power conversion solutions for avionics, military, space, and industrial applications. We are proud to announce that one of our recent breakthrough designs has been awarded a US patent. This is a testament to the ingenuity and expertise of our engineers who continually push the boundaries of power conversion technology.

4 October 2018

VPT Technical Videos

VPT is pleased to be a member of the engineering community, providing useful technical resources to other engineers worldwide.

4 October 2018

Efficient Quality Control Enables Superior Product Reliability

VPT is a proud manufacturer of power conversion solutions for critical power systems in avionics, military, and space applications. Client feedback praises VPT for having the industry’s best control processes, product reliability, and overall satisfaction. This is a result of many factors that are all bound together with VPT’s proactive quality control programme. Strict adherence to this programme, which involves every stage of product development, enables continuous improvement and superior reliability.

27 September 2018

Exploring VPT’s Role in Ground-Breaking Space Programmes

We are amid a time of monumental importance for space technology and exploration. In the past few years alone, we’ve seen remarkable first-time accomplishments by both commercial and government space organisations, witnessing the first successful launch and landing of reusable rockets, the very first up-close images of Pluto, and the first launch of an asteroid mining mission. Additionally, vital human health and environmental issues are explored and improved regularly, thanks to the work aboard the International Space Station.

20 September 2018

VPT Presented with Distinguished Supplier Award by L3 Space & Sensors

VPT has been presented with the Distinguished Supplier Award for Outstanding On-Time Delivery by L3 Space & Sensors. VPT is one of only three suppliers to receive this award for supplier performance in 2017. The award acknowledges VPT’s commitment to delivering products to customers on time.

5 September 2018

VPT Vice President of Engineering Presents at 47th Space Parts Working Group

VPT’s Vice President of Engineering, Leonard Leslie, presented company and space components updates to attendees at the 47th annual Space Parts Working Group in Torrance, CA. Guests included members from government agencies, prime system contractors and subcontractors, part suppliers, and laboratories.

22 August 2018

VPT Enters Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Solid State Supplies

VPT announced it has entered an exclusive distributor agreement with Solid State Supplies for VPT’s high-reliability power conversion products in the UK and Ireland. As a division of Solid State, Solid State Supplies is a highly accredited and experienced distributor for globally recognised electronics OEMs.

26 April 2018

VPT

1971 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg
VA 24060
Virginia
United States of America

VPT Inc

19909 120th Ave NE #102
Bothell, WA 98011
United States of America

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