Vicor power device used in space application

Engineers at Space Power Corp. in San Jose, Calif., needed a rugged military-grade power converter for a space application. So they chose the MI-200+MI500 from Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass.

Engineers at Space Power Corp. in San Jose, Calif., needed a rugged military-grade power converter for a space application. So they chose the MI-200+MI500 from Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass.

Vicor`s rugged technology combined with some modifications by Space Power experts for a radiation-hardened space application, says Christian Lazarovici, vice president of electrical engineering at Space Power. Lazarovici declined to comment on the space project due to contractual reasons.

Vicor`s family of MI power components are designed to MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-202 are for severe environments. The MI-200 50 to 100 watt, high-density DC-DC converters while the MI J00 operates at 10-50 watts.

For more information on the MI family contact Vicor by phone at 978-4702900, by fax at 978-475-6715, by mail at 23 Frontage Road, Andover, Mass., 01810, or on the World Wide Web at http:// www.vicor.com.

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