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 Jaymie Murray 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.

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Magnetics Week Product Spotlight: Switch Mode Power Supply Inductors

by Jaymie Murray 12. June 2014 11:31

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

Magnetics Week Product Spotlight: Snap-on LD-50 Load Detector & High Sensitivity Current Transformers

by Jaymie Murray 11. June 2014 16:12

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

Introducing Magnetics Week 2014

by Jaymie Murray 9. June 2014 09:51

When the average person thinks of magnetics, typically the image of souvenir refrigerator magnets comes to mind and not much else.  But ask an electromagnetic engineer about them, and they will list a slew of applications, designs, and functions that would boggle that average person’s mind.  API designs and manufactures a variety of transformers, inductors, chokes, and coils as well as custom application-specific solutions made to fulfill customer requirements.  We supply these magnetics products to many of the world’s leading OEMs which serve a wide range of markets including military, aerospace, medical, telecom, and many others.  

API’s extensive design and manufacturing capabilities are what truly sets us apart.  We utilize more than two dozen magnetic core materials and winding wire from 6 to 45 gauge with many coatings, leads and terminations.  We produce toroids ranging in size from 0.5” to 18” in diameter with up to 4,000 turns and accuracy to ± 1 turn, and we offer a wide variety of encapsulation and laminate options.  

With all of the different magnetics products and solutions that API has to offer, it would take more than a few paragraphs in a blog post to illustrate them all.  That’s why, in celebration of the newly updated and launched magnetics webpages, we are devoting an entire week to all things magnetics!  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, and keep visiting this blog to learn about the depth and breadth of our magnetics products and solutions capabilities.

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Video: API's RF2M Advanced Thin Film Technologies Tour

by Jaymie Murray 8. April 2014 16:40

Take a guided tour through API's Thin Film capabilities, including a detailed look at our new Copper Filled Vias, the differences between plated vias vs. filled vias, and much more. 

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6 Reasons Why You Should Visit API’s Booth at APEC 2014!

by Jaymie Murray 11. March 2014 09:55

At this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), taking place March 17-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX, API will be showcasing our Power Systems and Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) product lines at booth #1133.  With hundreds of exhibitors to visit, seminars to attend, and social events to check out, why should you take the time to stop by our booth?  Here are some very compelling reasons why a trip to API’s booth should be on your APEC to-do list:

  1. The 380 VDC Rack Mount Power Strip. These energy efficient power strips have a slim 0U design which allows them to be mounted either vertically or horizontally, saving valuable rack space.
  2. Win a brand new iPad Air!  Just leave your business card when you visit our booth and you'll be entered to win!
  3. EMI Filtering Products. These products help customers meet MIL-STD-461 requirements and include extensive signal and power integrity solutions, custom magnetics, and ceramic capacitors. 
  4. API’s Subject Matter Experts.  The Power and EIS teams will be on hand to talk product, functionality, and how we can provide the very best solution to fit your needs.
  5. Film Capacitors & DC Links. Designed to achieve maximum capacitance density under harsh operating conditions, API’s DC link capacitors are manufactured using segmented, self-healing metallized polypropylene and are ideal for power inverter applications that require superior life expectancy.
  6. Free blinking pens!  Free pens are good, but free BLINKING pens are even better!

See you in Fort Worth!

 

 

 

 

 

API生产设施聚焦:中国东莞

by Jaymie Murray 30. January 2014 15:16

为领先的供应商,API向全球近3000名客户提供高度可靠的产品,API经建立了分布世界各地的众多办事处,以更好地服务于我们的多元化及国际化的客户群。这包括提供一系列生产制造方法,为客户提供他们所要求的高品质和符合成本效益的产品。们在东莞的工厂就是其中的一个,它位于中国东南部的制造业中心。

该工厂为ISO-9001: 2008认证企业,可以生产多种多样的各类能源EIS产品,并为商业,工业和医疗领域的客户提供电子制造服务(EMS  该厂所生产的一些产品包括滤波连接器电源滤波器交直流配电单元,电缆和电子次装配组件如一地足其低退率的目标(在过去3年里稳定在0.5%以下)也从一个面体了其品的高量。其6S Lean制造工厂也被授予并保持了中国海关A级资质 

尽管距离其他API产设施较远,东莞工厂与那些位于美国的工厂之间几乎不存在任何差异。就工作程序、设备和系统而言,分布在全球的所有分公司的运营均保持在一致的水平。中国的团队成员与美国和欧洲的同仁们有着积极的沟通和合作。许多来自API其他分公司的来访者们都惊异于该厂与他们自身工厂的巨大相似度。这确保了向客户提供无缝的产品交付,其产品与在当地企业所生产的产品完全无异。 

全世界所有的API分公司均保持着相同的API标准。强大的当地管理机制和企业领导者们的认真监督相结合,确保所有流程和系统均在尽可能高的和最有效的水平上运行。这种对细节的关注,加上离岸生产所带来的固有的成本节省特色使得API能够始终如一地为我们的客户提供高品质、及时、具有价格竞争力的产品,无论客户位于何处。

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API Facility Spotlight: Dongguan, China

by Jaymie Murray 30. January 2014 13:48

As a leading provider of high reliability products to nearly 3000 customers worldwide, API has established a strong international presence to better serve our diverse, international customer base. This includes offering a number of manufacturing options to produce the high quality and cost effective products customers demand. One such facility is located in Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in southeastern China.

This ISO-9001: 2008 certified facility and its employees manufacture a wide range of Power and EIS products, and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) for commercial, industrial, and medical customers.  Selected products include filtered connectors, power filters, AC and DC power distribution units, cables, and electronic sub-assemblies.  The quality of these products is reflected in the facility’s consistently met return rate goal, which has remained under 0.5% for the past 3 years.   The 6S lean manufacturing facility has also received and maintains a China Customs A level qualification.

Despite its distance from other API facilities, there is very little difference between the Dongguan facility and those located in the US.  Procedures, equipment, and systems are consistent across all company operations worldwide.  China-based team members actively communicate and collaborate with their US and European counterparts. Many visitors from other API locations are surprised by just how much the facility resembles their own.  This ensures a seamless delivery of products to customers that are indistinguishable from those manufactured domestically.

All API locations worldwide are held to the same high API standards. The combination of strong local management and careful oversight by the corporate leaders ensures that all processes and systems are operating at the highest and most efficient level possible.   This attention to detail coupled with the inherent savings afforded by offshore manufacturing enables API to consistently deliver high-quality, on-time, price-competitive products to our customers, no matter where they are located.

President and CEO Bel Lazar speaking to Head of China Operations Chuck Drew on recent facility visit

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Video: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about API's Spectrum Control Line of Standard Circular Connectors!

by Jaymie Murray 18. November 2013 15:58

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