Pacific Power Source Releases New Revision G of RTCA/DO160 Avionics Test Option

Latest Revision Provides Up to Date Test Sequences for RTCA/DO160, Section 16, AC Power Compliance Testing

Irvine, California, March 2013 — Pacific Power Source is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive suite of test routines specifically designed to test AC products for compliance with Section 16 of RTCA/DO160, “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”.The DO160 test standard is published by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), a private, not-for-profit Corporation that develops consensus based recommendations regarding communications, navigations and air traffic management for commercial aviation. Its recommendations are used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and private industry alike.

Available as an integrated option package running inside the Pacific Power Source UPC Studio Test Manager Control program, the RTCA/DO160G option includes the latest revision G test sequences for all AC power groups covered in Chapter 16 of the standard. Power groups include single and three phase, fixed 400Hz frequency as well as single and three phase, variable frequency power groups, covering the frequency span of 360Hz to 800Hz. Finally, single phase 60Hz power group test sequences are included as well.

This new revision brings this option in line with the latest publication of the RTCA/DO160 standard, replacing all previous revisions. Detailed test reports in Rich Text Format are generated automatically at the end of each test run. Included test report templates can be customized by the operator with the End-user Logo’s and company names as desired.

As an integral part of the UPC Studio software, the RTCA/DO160 test option is available for both the Linear AMX Series AC Power Sources – which offers superior performance – as well as the Switching ASX Series AC Power Sources – which offers compact size. For very high power avionics testing requirement, the 3060-MS Series AC Power source provides the required high current capability.

“We are pleased to offer this new capability to both new and existing customers of Pacific Power Source products. This latest revision option allows our customers to continue to get additional use and value from their AC Power Source investment and saves them a considerable amount of setup and programming time when performing these compliance tests.” according to Herman van Eijkelenburg, Director of Marketing for Pacific Power Source.

Target customers for this new DO160G test option are EMC Test Labs involved with commercial aviation product certification and testing. Also, manufacturers of AC powered avionics equipment that need to certify their products to the RTCA standard can use this option to check for compliance during early stages of product development.

About Pacific Power Source:
Pacific Power Source, Inc., founded in 1973, is a world leader in high-performance AC Power Sources and Power Conversion Equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters and main facility in Irvine, Calif., and maintains sales and service centers in China (Shanghai), the United Kingdom (Guildford) and Germany (Achern). In addition, Pacific Power Source has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.

Pacific’s products range in power from 500 VA to greater than 625 kVA. Low-power products are used in power line conditioning, frequency conversion and programmable AC Test power applications. High-power systems include programmable power test equipment, power line conditioners, frequency converters and battery-backed AC Power Sources. The company can also design and customize products to exacting customer specifications. Whether the requirement is for an AC Test System, current source or fully integrated ATE rack, Pacific Power Source has a solution.

Major markets served by Pacific Power Source include Commercial/Industrial and Military, with applications ranging from Research and Development and Manufacturing to Facility Power. Key market segments include Aerospace, Appliances (“Whiteware”), Communications, Computers, Government Laboratories, Lighting, and Test and Measurement Instrumentation. The company’s customers include a broad array of domestic, military, and multinational firms with operations throughout the world.

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