VPT Introduces New Series of Radiation Hardened DC-DC Power Conversion Products for Space Power Systems

    VPT Introduces New Series of Radiation Hardened DC-DC Power Conversion
                       Products for Space Power Systems

First Standard Power Converters & EMI Filters Available Compliant to
MIL-HDBK-1547 & Aerospace TOR Requirements without Customization

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SPACE TECH EXPO --Today  VPT
Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI), announced the availability of
a new series of radiation hardened DC-DC power converters, point of load
converters, and EMI filters to power space systems.

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The new SVR Series of space power products includes 24 new modules in 7
product families, all based on space-proven heritage designs and available
qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K. These are the first power conversion
products commercially available that are out-of-the-box compliant to the new
Aerospace Technical Operating Report (TOR) requirements for space power
systems. The new SVR Series of power products are suited for use in low Earth
orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), geostationary orbit (GEO), deep space,
and launch vehicle programs.

VPT's SVR Series also features maximum levels of radiation hardening with a
Total Ionizing Dose (TID) level of 100 krad(Si). Unique to VPT, these products
include Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) in the total dose rating
for maximum reliability. The Single Event Effects (SEE) rating for these
products is 85 MeV-cm^2/mg. All modules have been submitted to the Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA) for Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) with most
modules available on released SMDs.

"VPT is proud to introduce the SVR Series for the next generation of space
programs," said Monty Pyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Based on
our twenty year history in working with customers to power space programs such
as GPS III, SpaceX, and the Venus Express spacecraft, we have put significant
R&D into the development and qualification of these products to ensure they
meet all of the newest requirements for space-bound programs. With the
addition of the new requirements for TOR compliance, the SVR Series offers the
most advanced and most suitable products to power tomorrow's space missions."

About the SVR Series of Space Qualified Power Products
The SVR Series performance in space programs is guaranteed through the use of
hardened semiconductor components, radiation lot acceptance testing (RLAT) of
non-hardened components, and analysis. The SVR Series is characterized for TID
performance including ELDRS and SEE according to VPT's DLA-approved Radiation
Hardness Assurance (RHA) plan per MIL-PRF-38534, Appendix G, Level R.
Characterization is performed at both the component level and at the SVR
Series hybrid level.

Modules now available:

Max                 Output    Total                 TOR       DLA SMD Number
Output Model Series Voltages  Dose with SEE         Compliant or Drawing
Power               (VDC)     ELDRS
DC-DC Power Converters - Isolated

                    3.3, 5,   100       85
15 W   SVRHF2800S/D 12, 15    krad(Si)  MeV-cm^2/mg Yes       In DLA review
                    Dual ±5,
                    ±12, ±15
                    3.3, 5,   100       85                    5962R13209
40 W   SVRTR2800S/D 12, 15    krad(Si)  MeV-cm^2/mg Yes       5962R13210
                    Dual ±12,
                    3.3, 5,   100       85
100 W  SVRFL2800S/D 12, 15    krad(Si)  MeV-cm^2/mg Yes       In DLA review
                    Dual ±5,
                    ±12, ±15
Point of Load DC-DC Power Converters – Non-Isolated

                    -1.5% to  100       85
8 A    SVRGA0508S   1.5% of   krad(Si)  MeV-cm^2/mg Yes       5962R13217
EMI Filters

2 A    SVRMH28      Single 28 Immune    Immune      Yes       In qualification
4 A    SVRMC28      Single 28 Immune    Immune      Yes       13010
10 A   SVRME28      Single 28 Immune    Immune      Yes       13009

All SVR Series products also feature:

  oWide input voltage range: 18 to 37.5V plus 50V transient or 5V input
    (SVRGA only)
  oContinuous operation over full military temperature range of -55°C to
  oHybrid hermetic technology
  oFault-tolerant design with patented technology –no optoisolators

Space-Level qualifications include:

  oQualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K, on DLA SMDs or pending DLA
  oFully compliant to MIL-HDBK-1547 and Aerospace TOR deratings
  oAvailable compliant to MIL-HDBK-1547 and Aerospace TOR component level
  oMIL-PRF-38534 element evaluated components
  oManufactured in a MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K facility
  oWorst case analysis, stress, radiation and reliability reports available

About Aerospace TOR Requirements
Aerospace TOR refers to reports developed by Aerospace Corporation and flowed
down as requirements on space asset procurements that cover technical
requirements on electronic parts, mechanical parts, materials and processes
involved in the manufacture of components used on space-based systems. The
requirements include guidance on analysis, part deratings, prohibited part
types, and part element evaluation and screening that exceeds the requirements
of MIL-PRF-38534 Class K.

Pricing and Availability
Modules are available in engineering models for design as well as models fully
qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K. All products are available
now with pricing beginning at $1,500.00 in OEM quantities. Datasheets and
complete technical details are available at www.vptpower.com/SpaceDCDC. For
further information, contact VPT at (425) 353-3010.

About VPT and HEICO
VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry
in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom
engineering services for avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can
deliver its power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a
comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing,
the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from
VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond,
VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information
about VPT, please visit the web site at www.vptpower.com.

HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI) is engaged primarily in certain
niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries
through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and
its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. For more
information about HEICO, please visit the web site at www.heico.com.

Products described in this communication are subject to all export license
restrictions and regulations which may include but are not limited to ITAR
(International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the Export Administration and
Foreign Assets Control Regulations. Further restrictions may apply. Contact
VPT sales for details.

Contact: Michelle Manson
Director of Marketing Communications
VPT, Inc. www.vptpower.com
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