Raycom transformers headed into space.

Raycom transformers slated for trip to Europe,

and then into space.

Dover, PA -- Raycom Electronics, Inc. has just released a new 3.3 Volt, MIL-STD-1553 transformer that has been chosen recently for use in an on-board computer in the European Space Agency Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle. A subsidiary of Electro Technik Industries, Inc., Raycom is a long time manufacturer of military magnetics and transformers.

The new 3.3 Volt MIL-STD-1553 databus transformer was designed specifically to meet the performance and reliability needs of the space environment and the particular application, as well as the cost parameters of the customer. “This is Raycom’s forte, working directly with customers up-front on designs to ensure not just that the part will work, but that it will work in that specific customer’s application”, explains Ken Warner, the Sales Manager for Electro Technik Industries Magnetics Group.

Raycom has produced several magnetic components including transformers and inductors for space applications. These products have been tested to and successfully met all requirements of MIL-STD-981 (the U.S. space standard for such components) before taking to the skies, and beyond. This component has been designed to comply with ECSS-Q-ST-60C and MIL-STD-981 Class S.

Companies that have chosen Raycom components include both domestic and overseas firms. “We are pleased to be recognized by and are eager to work with companies requiring the performance and quality of our parts,” says Warner. “We are especially excited about working with suppliers across “the pond” in this case, on the ESA IXV.

Raycom Electronics, 1 Raycom Rd., P.O. Box 250, Dover, PA 17315. Telephone 717-292-3641; fax 717 292-2919; e-mail