API Technologies at AOC 2014: What You Can See at Booth #1009!

by Jaymie Murray 30. September 2014 14:30

API will be exhibiting at the 2014 Association of Old Crows (AOC) Symposium & Conference in Washington, DC October 7-9. At the show, API will showcase a wide range of electromagnetic spectrum solutions, including: Power Amplifiers, IMAs, IFMs, GPS LNAs, DFDs, and SAW Oscillators. Learn more by visiting the API team at booth #1009. See you in DC!

Tags:

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics | Trade Shows

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.

Tags:

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.

Tags:

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

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.

Tags: ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

My MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Highlights

by Tara Condon 26. May 2014 13:19

Now that IMS 2014 is only a few days away, the team is rushing to put the finishing touches on an event that has been months in the making.  As a leader in RF/microwave and microelectronics technology, IMS and October’s European Microwave Week are major events for us – our Super Bowls, if you will. It is at these events, and in the time in between, that we will launch many of our new products.

My first experience as both attendee and exhibitor was IMS 2012 in Montreal, ON. For API Technologies, it was a banner year, as it marked the first time all of our RF/microwave product lines would be shown together, in a single location. Historically speaking, customers had known us for our respected, legacy brands including Spectrum Microwave, CMT Filters, and C-MAC Aerospace (formerly Cobham MAL). It was at this event we first got to show the full breadth of API Technologies’ products to customers, journalists, and our industry peers. 

Today things are a bit different, but no less exciting. Since that time, the API Technologies product line has evolved and expanded to include system-level ready solutions, subsystems, and advanced modules, including our Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) for AESA radar, GaN based power amplifiers, and Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMA), high temperature electronics,  and optical data bus products. We have also added new applications and expanded the use of our technology in commercial aviation, commercial wireless, satellites, and industrial products, which introduced a whole new group of customers to our company and our capabilities.

All of this brings me to this year’s event. So, what am I looking forward to at IMS 2014 in Tampa? Here’s my personal highlight reel:

  • Technology Exchanges:  I won’t give you any spoilers, but… we will be rolling out several new products at IMS. (For the latest, I recommend Following API Technologies on LinkedIn or Twitter.) Our engineers have done outstanding work and I love watching these team members engage with the design engineers who visit our booth. Ultimately our products are being used to drive the success of their projects, so it is great to see these technology exchanges taking place in real time. 
  • Meeting with Our Reps and Distributors: IMS offers us the opportunity to engage with our (outstanding!) sales representatives and distributors and train them on our new products. They are a dynamic group of professionals and look forward to hearing their feedback.
  • Interesting Events: We will have a front row seat to the inaugural episode of Wireless Design & Development’s “WDD Live”, which will be filmed in the API Technologies booth. (The topic? Connected cars!). Also, we will be defending our title at the Best of RF & Microwave awards. Last year API Technologies took home the award for Best Custom Solutions.
  • Social Interaction: Activity at IMS isn’t limited to the great technical sessions or trade show floor; a lot of the interaction takes place on Twitter. @apitechnologies has been a very engaged participant in years’ past and I expect this year will be no different. 

There is much more to say, but there is still so much more to do. I will leave you with this:

See you at IMS 2014!

Tags: , ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics | Trade Shows

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. 

Tags: , , ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

API's Most Exciting New Products of 2013: AESA Scaleable Active Antenna Array Solutions

by Andrew Blount 31. December 2013 11:43

With great excitement this year we introduced the Active Antenna Array Solution, comprising of QTRM (Quad Transmit & Receive module) which are common building blocks enabling the construction of a scaleable AAAU (Active Antenna Array Unit). The AAAU has field replaceable units, enabling minimal downtime plus lower servicing costs. The AAAU and its building support multiple applications Datalinks, Satcom & Radar.

Watch this short animated video to learn more about how the AESA Scaleable Solution supports first line repair for easy integration and lower cost of ownership:

Tags: , , , ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

7 Features That Make API's Electronic Warfare Products Unique

by Jaymie Murray 25. October 2013 15:30
  1. Higher Frequencies
  2. Greater Power Handling
  3. Higher Isolation
  4. Improved Sensitivity
  5. Smaller Size
  6. Faster Switching
  7. Find out #7 by visiting us at booth #1604 at the 50th Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium & Convention in Washington DC October 28-30th!

 

Tags: , ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics | Trade Shows

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit API’s Stand at European Microwave Week

by Jaymie Murray 2. October 2013 12:03

API will be exhibiting at this year’s European Microwave Week, held in Nuremberg, Germany October 6-11.   With hundreds of companies exhibiting at the show, workshops to participate in, and social events to attend, why should you make sure that a visit to API’s stand (#219) is on your schedule?  Here are five very good reasons:

  1. We know wireless.  Learn how API’s commercial wireless filters can be used with co-location, land-mobile-radio, public safety, microwave links, small cell, and smart-metering.

  2. Find out why API is an industry leader in the field of RF/Microwave and Microelectronics. We have over 20 design centers and manufacturing facilities around the world. These factories are certified to meet stringent military, aerospace, and space standards and produce many of the highest quality products on the market today. These standards and certifications include: MIL-PRF-38534, Class H and K; ISO 9001; IPC-A-610 D, Class III and II; J-STD-001; and AS-9100, Rev C.

  3. Talk to API’s engineers and Subject Matter Experts. Want to know more about API’s space-qualified components or how our amplifiers can be used for Electronic Warfare (EW) applications?  Our team can’t wait to speak to you.

  4. We’re global.  API has design and manufacturing facilities in both Europe and the United States that utilize the latest technologies in microelectronics and miniaturization of complex high-reliability designs. 

  5. Be among the first to see our innovative new products.  Learn about our new Optical databus solutions, including the OPTO-Fire® transceiver range for high-speed electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical conversion. 

We'll see you in Germany!

Tags: , , ,

RF/Microwave & Microelectronics | Trade Shows

API Technologies Day at BAE Systems

by Jaymie Murray 30. September 2013 09:40

On the 2nd of October, BAE Systems, a leading multinational defence, security and aerospace company, will host API’s RF2M-UK team for a special API Technology Day at their facility in Rochester, Kent, in the UK.   During this all day event, a variety of subject matter experts and engineers from API’s RF/Microwave & Microelectronics division will give in-depth presentations on the features and capabilities of some of API’s most exciting products, including the new OPTO-Fire Optical Databus.

Following the presentations, API will participate in a lunchtime table top exhibition followed by an informal open house where BAE engineers can stop by and discuss API’s capabilities and products with the team (and pick up one of our special API Technology Day gliders!).

Tags:

API Technologies News | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Month List

Tag cloud