Higher Rating Achieved on RF Inductors for Military Market

Gowanda Electronics' RF Inductors - ER10M & ER17S Series - Receive Approval to Level R for MIL-PRF-39010

Gowanda, NY (USA) - Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for RF and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved failure rate Level R for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors - ER10M Series and ER17S Series. These thru-hole series meet the military's Qualified Product List (QPL) requirements for Established Reliability (ER). Such approval requires extensive testing for electrical, environmental, mechanical and thermal performance.

Level R represents a 10X increase in reliability over the prior Level P rating for these two series. Each series has exceeded 10 million unit hours of life testing to date.

The company's ER10M and ER17S Series were introduced in the fall of 2010 with Level M approval and represented Gowanda's first ER products for the military market. As a result of a commitment to do the required testing to achieve higher level approvals, Gowanda's ER10M and ER17S inductors reached level P in April 2011 and now meet the relevant MIL-PRF-39010 specifications to failure rate Level R.

ER10M is a wirewound, molded design approved for MIL-PRF-39010 slash 08, 09 and 10. Performance includes: Inductance from 0.10 uH to 1000 uH; Q Min from 25 to 55; SRF MHz Min from 3.4 to 680; DCR Ohms Max from 0.08 to 72 and Current Rating DC mA from 28 to 1350. Operating Temperature is -55°C to 125°C for /08 and -55°C to 105°C for /09 and /10. (See link to technical details on next page)

ER17S is a wirewound, molded, shielded design approved for MIL-PRF-39010 slash 01, 02 and 03. Performance includes: Inductance from 0.10 uH to 1000 uH; Q Min from 40 to 60; SRF MHz Min from 3.8 to 250; DCR Ohms Max from 0.025 to 17.5 and Current Rating DC mA from 70 to 1790. Operating Temperature is -55°C to 105°C. (See link to technical details on next page)

These Level R series represent the most reliable off-the-shelf inductors offered for high-reliability applications. They also demonstrate Gowanda's ongoing commitment to the development and introduction of QPL products which address the needs of the military and aerospace markets.

Gowanda's ER10M and ER17S series are designed for RF applications in military, aerospace and defense communities. This includes use in communication, guidance and security applications, as well as in radar, test & evaluation, and special mission applications.

Technical information about these products is available at the company's website:

· ER10M Series Information: http://www.gowanda.com/products_qpl/series.asp?o=4&a=7&c=15&sc=71&s=ER10M

· ER17S Series Information: http://www.gowanda.com/products_qpl/series.asp?o=4&a=7&c=15&sc=72&s=ER17S

· QPL RF Thru-Hole Overview: www.gowanda.com/products_qpl/rf_thru-hole.asp

To access data sheets directly go to:

· ER10M Data Sheet: http://www.gowanda.com/files/41121823_ER10M.pdf

· ER17S Data Sheet: www.gowanda.com/files/41121823_ER17S.pdf

For more information regarding design details, pricing, delivery, higher reliability and/or upscreening opportunities please contact Gowanda Electronics at USA 716-532-2234 or sales@gowanda.com.

For more information about QPL go to the website for Defense Logistics Agency DLA Land and Maritime (previously referred to as DSCC) at www.landandmaritime.dla.mil/ . For details on MIL-PRF-39010 go directly to: www.landandmaritime.dla.mil/downloads/milspec/docs/mil-prf-39010/prf39010.pdf.

Gowanda Electronics (www.gowanda.com) is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and supplies precision electronic components for RF and power applications. Components include standard off-the-shelf and custom-designed inductors, chokes, toroids, and other surface mount devices that are used in a wide variety of electronic applications. Gowanda's products are used primarily by OEM companies and other entities interested in high performance electronic component solutions for the equipment and devices they manufacture. Applications include use in test & measurement equipment, medical & diagnostic equipment/devices, industrial automation & control equipment, and instrumentation. Such products are used in a broad range of industries, including process & assembly industries, aviation/aerospace, defense, telecommunications, health care, data processing, security and education. Gowanda's customers include Fortune 500 companies and other significant players in these global markets. The company is certified to AS9100, ISO9001 and ISO13485 quality management standards and offers RoHS compliant products as well as lead-containing components for QPL military/defense and other demanding requirements.

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