Exxelia is onboard F-18

Top Gun Maverick fighter jet


Exxelia is proud to equip the F-18; the fighter jet that is part of the "cast" of Joseph Kosinski's film Top Gun Maverick (Paramount Pictures).

The F-18 is the second most used fighter aircraft in the world in 2012.

Several F/A-18s are seen in the film. Model replacing the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

of the US Navy featured in Top Gun, released in 1986.

 

Inside, we find our 820P film capacitors as well as MIL-PRF-83421/6 film capacitors.

 

Published on 26 May 2022 by Stephane PERES

Exxelia Ohmcraft : High Voltage Resistors for the World’s Most Advanced Medical Applications

Our resistors are designed for a variety of products to be used in medical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. From small, implantable, and non-invasive devices, to large diagnostic imaging equipment, Exxelia Ohmcraft resistors are chosen by medical manufacturers because the operating environments are high voltage and magnetic fields where accuracy and stability are paramount. Exxelia Ohmcraft’s proprietary Micropen® precision printing technology produces superior resistor products ideally suited for medical applications, printing resistors with electrical characteristics that outperform our competitors. Our technology allows us to write a very exact serpentine pattern with more precise line width and length than conventional screen printing. Our Exxelia Ohmcraft serpentine patterned resistors produce superior electrical characteristics, including:     High Voltage (1 - 5 kV up to 50kV) Low Noise / High Ohmic Values Superior TCR and VCR (25 < TCR < 200 ppm/°C)  Resistor Value (> 1 MΩ up to 10 TΩ) Pulse Handling Capability Tolerances to 0.1%       Medical Instruments and Equipment Exxelia Ohmcraft is committed to enabling medical instrument and equipment manufacturers to continue miniaturizing their products without comprising on performance. Physicians and their patients rely on our resistors to maximize the functionality and reliability of designed for each device. Our unique Micropen® precision printing technology produces the pulse-handling capabilities needed for critical medical circuits. Exxelia Ohmcraft’s resistors are found in most defibrillators and across the spectrum of diagnostic imaging equipment.   Products: HVC, SM, HVR, HVD, and Custom   Applications: External defibrillators Internal defibrillators Electrocardiogram (ECG) systems   Medical Instrumentation Improvements to patient monitoring, diagnostic, analytic and medication delivery systems have resulted in an increased quality of patient care. These patient-interface instruments require highly stable components to ensure the accuracy of critical data needed by physicians, nurses, and diagnosticians. Micropen® precision printing technology enables us to manufacture high ohmic-value resistors with ultra-tight TCR and VCRs capable of producing the critical measurements and data required to diagnose, treat and prevent further medical action.   Products: HVC, SM, HVR, HVD, and Custom   Applications: Patient monitoring systems Medical power supplies Respiratory systems Drug pumps Drug delivery systems Prosthetics Medical cables Blood analyzers Laboratory analyzers DNA analyzers   Diagnostic Imaging Advances in diagnostic imaging have led to more accurate and precise diagnoses. As a result, more treatment and preventative options become available to patients. Exxelia Ohmcraft’s resistors are used for many diagnostic imaging applications based on proven reliability and functionality. Imaging equipment manufacturers rely on our leaded and surface-mount resistors to provide the precision and performance required by advanced imaging methods. Tightly controlled TCR and VCR, low noise, and enhanced ESD tolerance make Exxelia Ohmcraft’s high-voltage and high-value resistors a premium component to any medical imaging application.   Products: HVC, SM, HVR, HVD, and Custom   Applications: CT units X-ray systems Ultrasound devices Mammography devices Nuclear imaging systems PET scanners Radiography devices MRI devices Exxelia Ohmcraft is the leader in high performance resistor design and manufacturing. Our proprietary Micropen precision printing technology enables superior precision thick-film resistors. Exxelia Ohmcraft can meet the most challenging space instrument specifications for high voltage and high value resistors.   Exxelia Ohmcraft’s sister division, Exxelia Micropen Medical is at the forefront of medical device product development, providing design engineers with unique insights on conceiving and implementing new designs and features. 

Exxelia revolutionary MML™ ultra-high energy density Film Capacitors

MML™ is a revolutionary new technology that provides the highest capacitance per volume in film capacitors available on the market.    Why is it a game changer? Because an unparalleled energy density of 400 J/dm3 allows for a tremendous reduction in size and weight compared to traditional Polypropylene or Polyester dielectrics, together with an increased operating temperature up to 140 °C and transient voltage protection.   Besides, MML™ capacitors offer a large flexibility in design, easily allowing low profile configurations. Several studies have been conducted on actual cases of controls and DC-Links functions for aircraft applications. All have shown about 50% reduction in size and weight compared to other film technologies.  The comparative picture with MLCC is even more flattering, as it demonstrates between 70% to 90% reduction in weight, while showing no capacitance derating with voltage applied and a low drift < 5% through the temperature range. Applications using clusters of stacked MLCCs can now be replaced by a single MML™ unit of similar size, with all the increased reliability that film dielectric offers. With such outstanding properties, Exxelia new MML™ capacitors are perfectly suitable for power supplies, DC-links, AC/DC/AC power converters, charge/discharge or power generation functions of commercial/military aircraft, satellite platforms and payloads, launchers, defibrillators, downhole tools and any applications of confined electronics. Samples are readily available on request. Features & Benefits : Miniaturization of the function : Up to 50% size reduction vs other film technologies ; matching footprint with stacked MLCC Lightweight : 50% lighter vs other film technologies ; 80 to 90% lighter than ceramic No capacitance derating in voltage, stable in temperature (<5% drift through the temperature range) Capacitance from 1μF to 1000μF  Voltages from 50V to 1000V  Operating Temperature -55 °C to +140 °C Highly customizable