Gowanda Announces Military-Approved QPL Inductor Series

6/16/2008

Addresses Market Need in Military RF Applications for "MIL-PRF-83446"

Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for power and RF applications, announces the introduction of a military-approved RF inductor series which is now on the military’s Qualified Product List per MIL-PRF-83446. Gowanda’s MLRF3013 series addresses a need in the marketplace for enhanced RF inductor options in military applications. Gowanda is committed to expanding its support of the military market through additional QPL pursuits for RF and power components.

The MLRF3013 series is designed for RF electronic applications in military, aerospace and defense communities. This includes use in various communications applications including space, satellite, radio, sonar, guidance, and GPS/Global Positioning Systems.

Applications for this series could also include RF signal circuitry in communications equipment, test & measurement equipment, medical diagnostic equipment and industrial process control equipment. Other applications include use in telecommunications, navigation equipment, networking, and other computer peripherals, as well as in security systems, instrumentation, bar code and laboratory analysis equipment, aviation equipment, and electronic test equipment.

In order to achieve military qualification the company needed to complete extensive qualification testing. This testing was achieved in-house via Gowanda’s new Environmental Lab which was put in place expressly to support the military market in connection with the company’s plans for increased participation in this sector. Gowanda’s MLRF3013 series was subsequently added to the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) Qualified Products List (QPL) for MIL-PRF-83446 (specifically -31, -32 and -33). For more QPL information refer to the DSCC website: www.dscc.dla.mil.

Technical specifications for products in the MLRF3013 series include these ranges: inductance from 0.10 to 1000 microHenries and current ratings from 1380 to 28 mAmps. Inductor cores consist of phenolic, iron or ferrite, as determined by the specific technical requirements.

Gowanda Series Military Number L µH DCR Ω MAX Current Rating mA DC
MLRF3013 M83446/31
M83446/32
M83446/33
0.10 – 1000 0.08 – 72 28 – 1380

Gowanda Electronics can offer variations to the MLRF3013 design in order to meet the specific requirements of an application. For design details or custom requirements please contact Gowanda Electronics at (716) 532-2234 or sales@gowanda.com

The installation of an Environmental Lab and the programs to pursue QPL qualifications reflect Gowanda’s commitment to the military market segment. Gowanda has many other product series under test for QPL approval. Additional QPL announcements will be forthcoming.

Hepful Links:

Series Info Datasheet
MLRF3013 MLRF3013

Note: if a datasheet link above does not work correctly (due to updating of pdf files) please use the relevant “Series Info” link above to navigate to the current datasheet.

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