PARIS - Microsemi Corp. announced it has received Class H&K certifications to the MIL-PRF-38534 specification, defined by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Such compliance proves Microsemi's expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs.
Microsemi said it has several qualifications of Class K standard products underway and targeted for launch in 2011, including point-of-load power supplies, solid-state relays, and linear regulators. These products are suitable for applications such as missiles, aircraft, nuclear power facilities and satellites.
The DLA is the logistics center and manager for military specifications for electronic parts. It controls a number of specifications, standards, and test methods. The top level specification is MIL-PRF-38534, which emphasizes capability and consistency of manufacturing processes and materials as well as a highly defined test flow.
Class H requirements typically form the baseline certification and the K level certification is awarded by the DLA only if the vendor has shown the capability of performing extra pre-build inspections of components used inside the part, post-build inspections, and testing in addition to meeting all of the baseline requirements of Class H. Class K requirements also address the special needs of space users.