6 Benefits of API Technologies' TPS75 Tactical Power Supply Solution

by Andrea Kohler 25. September 2014 09:33

Faced with growing demands from increasingly power-hungry, high tech devices, soldiers in the field often struggle to access the critical and reliable power they need for these devices. API Technologies’ TPS75, a 75 Amp commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tactical power supply, provides these soldiers with the essential power and portability they need to satisfy mission requirements. 

TPS75 Benefits:

  1. Supports the heavy power demands of applications such as RF and mobile networks and eliminates the need for tactical, vehicle-based power
  2. Allows vehicles to be deployed elsewhere while it distributes power to mission critical equipment from a generator or local shore/community power
  3. Decreases fuel consumption and wear and tear on vehicles by eliminating run time to support powering fielded special ops equipment
  4. By using generators with the TPS75, loud vehicles are not necessary for powering network equipment and can be turned off, allowing soldiers to work in a quieter, and at times, safer, environment. This also makes the TPS75 perfect for simulation and training environments
  5. Rugged design makes it the first of its kind to offer an integrated vehicle battery charger with an available roll cage and watertight construction, allowing it to function in harsh environments such as standing water, rain, and blowing sand
  6. Reduces the overall cost of ownership of military vehicles 

To learn more about API's TSP75, contact our Sales Team or Request a Quote.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Secure Mobile Computing

by Karen Gait 16. September 2014 10:30

Secure mobile computing has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has rapidly advanced from the slow, cumbersome, and unwieldy devices of the 1990s to the powerful, ultra-secure, and highly portable laptops and tablets available today. The new SST Secured Venue Tablet is at the forefront of this advanced technology, combining the portability of a tablet with the ability to manage data to IL5/IL6 within the high performing Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet.

Learn more about the Secured Venue Tablet and SST's other TEMPEST, rugged, and bespoke products at www.sst.ws

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Infographics | Secure Systems & Information Assurance

Retaining “Dominance in Electromagnetic Spectrum”

by Tara Condon 15. September 2014 10:53

I recently read Sydney J. Freedberg’s great piece in Breaking Defense discussing Alan Shaffer’s comments about loss of “dominance in electromagnetic spectrum.” There has also been much discussion about it in the Association of Old Crows (AOC) community, which will host its 2014 symposium and conference in D.C. early next month.

Chief among Mr. Shaffer’s concerns is a perceived loss of technical superiority. His concerns are well founded. Communication is omnipresent. Our reliance on communication technology – both within the defense and civilian spheres – continues to increase. Enemies, and even allies, are potentially outpacing us with more sophisticated, far less expensive solutions. The introduction of these disruptive technologies is a constant threat.

Mr. Shaffer advocates for the development of new and cost-effective technologies to combat enemy threats. Given the necessity of these solutions for protection and competitive advantage, it is difficult not to agree with his assessment. 

Providers of electromagnetic spectrum solutions work in a complex and ever-changing environment. Urban warfare has changed the EW (electronic warfare) landscape. Tighter system integration has added complexity. The increased role of electromagnetic spectrum solutions for cyber security protection and intelligence gathering has added a new dimension, as has the increased push for affordability. Furthermore, all of these technologies must work reliably and harmoniously within a crowded spectrum, with efficient use of power, in a compact space, in some of the world’s harshest environments. This is certainly a challenge. But, Americans do love a challenge

API Technologies has a unique perspective on electromagnetic spectrum solutions, given our footprint across RF/microwave, EMI, and security technologies, as well as our geographic presence across a number of allied countries. We are on the front lines of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) solution development. I am pleased to say that even despite a difficult budget environment, innovation continues.

While progress is being made every day, our work is not done. What Mr. Shaffer’s comments certainly brought to light is the pressing need for greater focus on this increasingly critical piece of our defense strategy. It is my hope that others within the defense and government community have taken note. 

Tara Flynn Condon (@api_taracondon) is a published writer and Vice President of API Technologies Corp.

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

INFOGRAPHIC: API's Microwave Product Applications in Military Aircraft

by Jaymie Murray 4. September 2014 10:30

API Technologies has supplied critical, high-reliability RF/Microwave components and assemblies for military aircraft for nearly 70 years. Our ever-expanding line of products can be found in nearly all of the most crucial and technically demanding aircraft systems. API's amplifiers are used in weapon guidance equipment, while our filters are a key component in Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. Learn more about our RF/Microwave product applications in this infographic, and contact us to request a quote or get in touch with an engineer.

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Summer 2014 Product Wrap Up

by Tara Condon 2. September 2014 09:11

The API Technologies product teams were busy at work this summer. So, before we welcome the autumn season, I wanted to highlight some of the great solutions introduced over the past few weeks.

New GaN & power amplifier products offer high performance and efficiency: API Technologies engineers have embraced gallium nitride (GaN) for its ability to drive higher output power and improved space efficiency in our RF/microwave products. You will see these characteristics evident in newly introduced products, including our 1,000 watt pulsed power amplifiers and line of GaN power amplifier drivers. These products will now join API’s full line of power amplifiers. Alternatively, our product tour presentation provides a nice overview of the line.

Expanded line of space products & new new rad hard line address emerging communication satellite demands: Today API Technologies has a strong foothold in the space electronics market, offering a broad line of standard, space qualified products, as well as custom product design, and MIL-STD-38534 Class K manufacturing capabilities. Earlier this summer, we announced the launch of a brand new line of standard, radiation hardened, power conversion and control products. Given the proliferation of communication technology, these products are designed to meet increasing power demands for next generation communication satellites. 

Configurable products help engineers speed time to market:  Recently we have introduced a number of configurable products, which offer the best of both worlds to engineers – the ease of using a standard product, with the benefit of customization to suit the specific requirement. As a result, engineers can achieve a technically superior product and speed time to market. New additions to the line include configurable frequency synthesizers and customizable 2-20 GHz broadband amplifiers. In our EIS product line, we have also added a new line of snap-on load detectors for current sensing applications.  API Technologies’ standard and configurable products also benefit defense customers who may be seeking high reliable, affordable alternatives to 100% custom solutions.


While summer 2014 is at an end, these products are just beginning to take flight (…literally).  On behalf of the API Technologies team, I wish you an outstanding autumn. I also encourage you to explore these products, talk to our engineers, and/or join us at one of our many upcoming events.

Have you tried one of these products yet? Let us know in the comments.

API Technologies' Great Yarmouth Test House Celebrates 30 Years of UKAS Accreditation

by Lynda Hunt 5. August 2014 11:52

API Technologies' Great Yarmouth, UK Test House is a leading European test facility for components, materials and equipment carrying out inspections, calibration and specialist climatic and dynamic testing. The facility is supported by a skilled team of dedicated engineers and technicians who are continuously developing the capabilities and test methods in response to challenging customer requirements.

This year the Test House is celebrating 30 years of holding UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) certification. UKAS is a national accreditation body recognised by the government to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration against internationally agreed standards.

The anniversary was marked on Tuesday 15th July by a visit from Phil Endersby, Assessment Manager from UKAS, as part of the annual audit. Mr Endersby said “It is pleasing to see that over the last 30 years, UKAS accreditation has underpinned this test facility which supports British manufacturing in a market sector which places a premium on quality and reliability."

API's Test House is a highly accredited test facility and holds DLA Laboratory Suitability approval for performing tests in accordance with MIL-STD 883 and MIL-STD 202. Learn more about API's climatic and dynamic testing services or request a quote.

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

The 10 Commandments of Electromagnetic Compatibility

by Amy Brown 24. July 2014 10:09

Have you ever wondered how many turns per foot should you twist all pairs of wires to minimize magnetic pickup? Or where ferrite cores and beads should be installed to minimize common mode emissions? Well, wonder no more! Now all your electromagnetic compatibility questions will be answered in this handy infographic. Learn more by visiting eis.apitech.com/magnetics 

 

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) | Infographics

API Technologies Now Offers Texas Spectrum Electronics Products

by Amy Brown 25. June 2014 15:34

We are pleased to announce that, beginning today, API Technologies’ Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) product line will now offer Texas Spectrum Electronics (TSE) products.

First launched in 1976, the TSE product line includes a wide range of EMI and EMP filtering and surge suppression products. These products have been used by a wide range of defense and commercial customers in a wide range of military programs and high-reliability industrial applications.

As one of the world’s largest providers of EMI/EMC technology products, we are known for offering products that deliver superior protection and performance. We are pleased to now include TSE products as part of our broad and growing EIS product line. 

Explore API Technologies’ line of TSE products, and connect with a member of our sales team regarding TSE and other API Technologies brand products by calling Linda Stockard at +1 814-474-0402 or contact us.

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

Magnetics Week: Meet Jason Russolese, Director of Global Sales and Marketing

by Amy Brown 13. June 2014 09:19

To close out Magnetics Week 2014, the blog is featuring a special interview with Jason Russolese, Director of Global Sales and Marketing for API's Electromagnetics Integrated Solutions (EIS) product line.

What is unique about API Magnetics?

What differentiates us from the rest of the world is our ability to design high-end custom solutions that seem to be extremely challenging for our competitors. Our ability to solve our customers' problems and deliver to that promise is unmatched.

Are the products standard or custom built?

Both. We have a small offering of standard products, but most of our parts are custom.

What industries and applications can these products be applied to?

Power conversion, storage, and generation applications for the Military, Aerospace, Medical, and Industrial market spaces.

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) | Meet the Team

Magnetics Week Product Spotlight: Switch Mode Power Supply Inductors

by Jaymie Murray 12. June 2014 11:31

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