VIDEO: API Technologies Amplifier Solutions

by Allison Goss 26. February 2016 13:03

API Technologies’ high performance amplifiers feature standard and custom high frequency, low noise, low phase noise and high linearity amplifiers in a variety of packages including low cost surface mount options. Most amplifiers are customizable withour additional engineering charges.  API's amplifiers are designed to user specifications and ideal for applications such as military communications, radar, commercial aerospace and satellite communications.

 

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Report: Considerations & Challenges in Designing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

by Allison Goss 12. February 2016 09:36

API Technologies teamed up with Wireless Design & Development to produce a report on designing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). This research report analyzes data collected from design engineers in order to fully understand the issues and challenges engineers face when designing and deploying DAS. In this report, you will learn the types of challenges that arise when designing DAS, how to determine when a DAS is necessary, what considerations are made when desiging a custom DAS for a particular market segment and much more!

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Introducing Power Amps Week

by Allison Goss 18. January 2016 09:29

API Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high performance RF and microwave GaN, GaAs, MESFET, E-pHEMT, LDMOS, Class A, Class AB, Class C, broadband, hybrid, fully-modifiable power amplifier modules, drivers, and subsystems. Used in both military and commercial applications, API’s diverse line up of power amplifiers includes broadband models covering DC to 26 GHz. Using advanced semiconductor technologies for broader bandwidths, along with proprietary design techniques, API’s power amplifier solutions deliver exceptional performance up to 1,000 watts. 

Stop back all week long to learn more about API’s RF/Microwave Power Amplifier capabilities and solutions.

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API Technologies' RF, Microwave & Microelectronics: 2015 Year in Review

by Allison Goss 14. December 2015 09:50

API Technologies'  RF, Microwave & Microelectronics (RF2M) group launched several successful products in 2015. In case you missed any of these product launches, this video provides a quick summary of our accomplishments. The RF2M-US and RF2M-UK businesses continue to be market leaders in developing high performance components, systems, and sub-systems for military, space and commercial applications.

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VIDEO: API Technologies' Filters Product Line

by Allison Goss 27. October 2015 13:56

API's High Performance RF & Microwave Filters and Filter Assemblies draw upon a 60 year heritage in the design and manufacture of reliable solutions that enhance system performance. Our extensive design library and multi-disciplined engineering team can customize any of our filter solutions to your desired specifications. API’s filter products are found in many defense and electronic warfare systems as well as in the wireless telecom industry.

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Signal Jamming is the New Black: How LDMOS Technology Blocks Prisoners from Using Cell Phones

by Jaymie Murray 7. October 2015 09:25

Prisons and other correctional facilities are facing an increasingly daunting technological challenge. Contraband cell phones smuggled in by prisoners pose a tremendous security threat to the safety of both staff and inmates alike. While security screenings are designed to identify and dispose of such contraband before it enters a secure facility, at times these phones can slip through the cracks and end up in a cell along with an inmate. Correctional facilities are in need of a solution that prevents contraband cell phones from being used from within the prison walls. The Communications Band Signal Jamming Power Amplifier from API Technologies is that solution. The amplifier operates on the standard communication band frequencies, jamming cell phone signals and rendering the phones inoperable.

Cell phone smuggling has become an increasingly unmanageable problem for prisons and other correctional facilities. These phones pose a significant security threat and can be used to endanger the welfare of correctional workers as well as other inmates, or to coordinate escape attempts. While the first line of defense against this threat is to prevent the phones from entering correctional facilities in the first place, many often slip past security screenings and wind up in the hands of inmates. It has become increasingly apparent security screenings aren't sufficiently mitigating this threat, and there is a significant need for technology that prevents prisoners from making cell phone calls. There is a solution available to rectify this significant problem. API Technologies' signal jamming power amplifiers utilizing LDMOS technology are designed to operate in a band of 1930 to 1990 MHz to jam typical communication band frequencies. These power amps can offer a minimum output power of 100 watts with a gain of 50dB, with multiple carrier inputs. Typical current draw from a nominal +28 VDC supply at rated output power is 8 A. API's designs offer an isolator-protected output to guard against transistor failure due to infinite VSWR mismatch. This jamming renders cell phones inoperable and prevents calls or texts from being sent, rendering the phones essentially useless and mitigating any potential security threats posed by them. Other Applications for Signal Jamming Prisons aren't the only place where cell phone signal jamming is necessary. There are many instances where having access to a cell phone signal could pose a security risk, such as in government buildings, or violate policies, such as in a test taking facility.   Airport Immigration Casinos Examination Rooms Government Buildings

Learn more about the Signal Jamming Power Amplifier or request a quote

An alternate version of this post originally appeared on Wireless Design & Development

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VIDEO: API Technologies' Power Amplifiers Product Line

by Allison Goss 5. October 2015 10:23

API Technologies’ wide bandwidth and high efficiency Power Amplifiers operate up to 26 GHz, with output levels from 500mW to 1Kw. Using innovative semiconductor technologies and the latest manufacturing techniques, our full line of high performance power amplifier modules, drivers and subsystems are designed to user specifications and ideal for applications such as military communications, radar, commercial aerospace and broadband jamming.

Learn more at micro.apitech.com/high-power-amplifiers or request a quote.

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API Technologies & European Microwave Week 2015: A Preview

by Jaymie Murray 17. August 2015 09:07

API will be exhibiting at this year’s European Microwave Week, held in Paris, France September 8-10. Here's a preview of API's RF & Microwave products and solutions on display at stand #152. We'll see you in Paris!

 

For more info on any of these products, Contact an Engineer or Request a Quote.

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Meet Rebecca McCarron, Product Line Manager, RF, Microwave & Microelectronics

by Allison Goss 5. January 2015 10:02

Rebecca McCarron is the Product Line Manager at API Technologies’ Nashua, NH facility. The Nashua facility is home to many of API’s Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions like multiplexers, DFDs & IFMs, as well as passive components such as phase shifters, rotary joints, and switches

As Product Line Manager, Rebecca's role is to identify opportunities and develop strategies to meet the goals of the company through existing and new product introductions. She works closely with the engineering and production teams to support new product inquiries and development projects.  

Q. How did you get started with API Technologies?

A. I started with API Technologies back in 2009 when we were Sage Laboratories. I had worked with Mike Wisner (Director of Sales) at Huber & Suhner in the 1990s and early 2000s. I have been in my current role as Product Line Manager for a little over 3 years. 

Q. What are some fun facts about you?

A. I am a twin-- I have an identical twin sister, and before you ask she is 6 minutes older. I used to own a video rental store, so I am usually a great choice for trivia night! I've been commissioner in my fantasy football league for over a decade, so I am obviously a big football fan. I also really enjoy hockey. 

Q. What API product are you most proud of?

A. I’ve been very proud of the success we’ve had with our Switched Multiplexer with Integrated LNA. It’s been very well received in the market place and we’ve had great success customizing this filter to specific applications. 

Q. What’s coming up in 2015?

A. I am really excited about the improvements we're making to our flagship IFM (Instantaneous Frequency Measurement) product (FDFD7409-2), as well as a the introduction of an expanded digital offering. 

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Space Week: API's Space Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 8. December 2014 09:31

Over the past 40 years, API Technologies has been involved in several major space programs, providing RF/microwave and hybrid components, microwave semiconductors and microelectronic assemblies for a variety of commercial communications satellites, deep space, scientific missions, and launch/reentry vehicles. This includes NASA's recent successful Orion Launch and the groundbreaking Mars Curiosity Rover program. To meet the stringent requirements needed for involvement in these programs, API has two facilities which have received MIL-PRF-38534 Class K certification. Only 15 facilities worldwide have earned this coveted distinction, and API has two of them. 

Explore the infographic below to learn more about API's range of space offerings, our products, and some of the programs we have been involved with over the last four decades. 

To learn more about our space qualified products and capabilities, visit micro.apitech.com/space-products or contact us to speak to an engineer.

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