Gowanda is First in Industry to Offer Shielded ER SMT Inductors for Military RF Applications
23 January 2018, Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announces the introduction of the industry’s first off-the-shelf Shielded RF Surface Mount (SMT) Inductors with Established Reliability (ER) rating. The first-ever shielded ER SMT series – Gowanda ER5025S – complements MIL-PRF-39010 Qualified Product List (QPL) axial-leaded (thru-hole) products and enables their conversion to SMT circuitry via this new MIL-PRF-39010 qualified SMT series. This series was developed by the company in response to a market need for shielded surface mount options to the traditional thru-hole designs. SMT components enable the use of more efficient assembly methods when compared to thru-hole methods. Gowanda was the first in the industry to offer an ER series in a surface mount configuration last year, Gowanda ER3013.
The ER5025S series meets the military’s QPL requirements for Established Reliability to failure rate level M and addresses two MIL-PRF-39010 slash numbers (/17 and /18). This qualification required extensive testing for electrical, environmental, mechanical and thermal performance. Level M represents the first level of failure rating for off-the-shelf inductors for high-reliability applications. In its ongoing commitment to the military market, Gowanda intends to achieve higher level failure ratings (Level P, then Level R) as ongoing testing continues to accumulate the hours necessary to attain those ratings on this shielded ER SMT series.
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About Gowanda Electronics
Gowanda Electronics is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and supplies precision electronic components for RF, microwave and power applications. Components include standard off-the-shelf and custom-designed inductors, chokes, coils, conicals, toroids, transformers and magnetic devices in surface mount and thru-hole configurations 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 industrial automation & control equipment, instrumentation, medical & diagnostic equipment/devices and test & measurement equipment. Such products are used in a broad range of industries including aviation/aerospace, data processing, defense, education, health care, process & assembly industries, security and telecommunications. 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 Pb (lead) containing components for QPL military/defense and other demanding requirements. Non-magnetic inductors are also available. Gowanda Electronics, Dyco Electronics, Communication Coil, Butler Winding, TTE Filters, Microwave Circuits and Instec Filters are all affiliates of Gowanda Components Group.