VPT Earns Class K Qualification for DC-DC Converters

February 08, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

VPT Inc. (Blacksburg, VA) announced that the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) has certified both VPT and its joint venture partner, Delta Electronics, in Taiwan’s production facility for compliance with MIL-PRF-38534, Class K. The certification enables the VPT to pursue contracts for the supply of qualified hybrid dc-dc converters for commercial, scientific and military space programs.

VPT’s space-qualified products will be based on VPT’s existing, dc-dc standard product line of power converters. The pre-existing building block approach will enable VPT to deliver full Class K products within aggressive time-to-launch targets desired by new applications rather than in years. Delta Electronics is the first offshore manufacturer to receive the Class K certification from DSCC for the production of dc-dc power converters.

"Most of our product line already offers the small size, light weight, radiation tolerance and high reliability necessary for space-critical applications," explained VPT Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael Bosmann. "Now we can use those products as building blocks to provide functional breadboard units and then Class K-certified flight units very quickly."