Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rugged PC/104-Plus military power supply introduced by Parvus

Parvus Corp. in Salt Lake City is introducing the ACS-5180 PC/104-Plus MIL-STD-1275/704 power supply module for embedded systems in military vehicles and aircraft. Parvus recently introduced the rugged DC-DC converter power electronics card.

The small form factor card is designed as the bottom card in a PC/104 system stack to operate without heat sinking or any active cooling. The power supply can supply 80 Watts of power over the PC/104 (ISA) bus, PC/104-Plus (PCI) bus, or screw clamp terminal.

The ACS-5180 operates in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, withstands the effects of high shock and vibration as well as demanding voltage transient conditions. The power electronics card meets the guidelines of MIL-STD-1275D and MIL-STD-704F, and withstands the effects 250-volt spikes and 100-volt surges.

Parvus is introducing the ACS-5180 as a stand-alone card and integrated into DuraCOR mission computers and DuraNET routers and switch subsystems. Featuring MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering, the card typically will eliminate the need for additional in-line power conditioning/EMI filtering integrated into such embedded systems, company officials say.

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