AFCEA West 2015 Week: Why the Rugged MIL-STD Power Entry Panel is the Ideal Solution for AC & DC Shore and Onboard Power Distribution

by Jaymie Murray 4. February 2015 11:00

API's Rugged MIL-STD Power Entry Panels (PEP) distribute onboard vehicle power and shore power to Command Post Platforms and other derivatives, ensuring reliable power is sent to critical communications and telemetry equipment with minimal downtime and optimal performance. Designed to MIL-STD 810 standards, the rugged PEP is made to withstand brutal elements without sacrificing functionality, portability, or power. This unique combination of features makes the PEP an excellent solution for AC & DC shore and onboard power distribution. 

  • Ideal Input/Output (I/O) Power. Featuring both +24/28 VDC (5.6 kW) @ 200 Amps and 3 Phase AC (21.6 kW) @ 60 Amp per Phase I/O distribution capability, the power panel also includes a 3 Phase 60 Amp pass through connector interface to support additional forward operating base requirements. 
  • Built Rugged. The PEP was designed to withstand the harsh conditions often found in the field. It is operational from -46º C to 60 º C, and meets MIL-STD 810 standards for shock, vibration, rail impact, water tightness, and fungus, as well as MIL-STD 461E EMC requirements.
  • SWaP-ped. The size, weight, and power consumption have all been reduced in this unit, all while enhancing functionality. Overall weight has been reduced by 22% (72 lbs. vs. 92 lbs.), and maximum specified volume has been reduced by 53% (1.27 ft³ vs. 2.7 ft³). These reductions allow for an easier installation, creates more space for new configurations, increases fuel savings, and adds to payload capacity.
  • Fault Protected. The PEP is a reliable fault protected power distribution system capable of preventing damage to critical mission sensitive data & communication hardware in the shelter or tactical vehicles.

Learn more about the Rugged MIL-STD Power Entry Panel by visiting booth #1943 at AFCEA West 2015, request a quote, or contact us. 

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AFCEA West 2015 Week: TPS75 Tactical Power Supply

by Jaymie Murray 2. February 2015 08:39

At this year's AFCEA West, the premier conference and exposition for emerging systems, platforms, and technologies that impact US Navy Sea Service operations in the Asia-Pacific region, API's Power team will showcase our full line of power solutions. All this week on the API blog, we will be highlighting the full range of products and solutions that will be on display at booth #1943 February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.

 

One of the many products highlighted is the TPS75 Tactical Power Supply. Specifically designed for use in the harsh environments often encountered by the military, the TPS75 is a 75 Amp commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tactical power supply that provides critical power when it is needed the most. The TPS75 meets MIL-STD 810 and MIL-STD 461 standards, and eliminates the necessity for tactical vehicle-based power, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership for military vehicles. Powerful and portable, the TPS75 features an integrated battery charger designed to charge vehicle batteries, remote monitoring and control, an available roll cage, and watertight construction which allows it to be placed in harsh environments such as standing water, rain, and blowing sand. 

 

 

By eliminating run time to support powering fielded special ops equipment, the TPS75 reduces fuel consumption and wear and tear on vehicles, and allows vehicles to be deployed elsewhere while the TPS75 distributes power to mission critical equipment from a generator or local shore/community power. The TPS75 is also significantly quieter than the loud vehicles that can be shut off while the TPS75 charges network equipment, making it an excellent solution for simulation and training environments. 

Learn more about the TPS75 and see a demo at booth #1943 at AFCEA West 2015, request a quote, or contact us. 

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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API at AUSA 2013: What You Can See at Booth #7743!

by Jaymie Murray 15. October 2013 11:20

API will be exhibiting at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC October 21-23.  At the show, API will showcase a wide range of products, including the new Rugged and Mobile 75 Amp DC Power Rectifier from our Power and Systems Solutions product line, as well as many other new and innovative products for military applications.  Learn more by visiting the API team at booth #7743!  See you in DC!

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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!

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Video: How API's AESA Scaleable Active Antenna Array Solution Works

by Jaymie Murray 13. August 2013 11:51

API's new modular Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) concept for radar systems will be launched at this year's DSEI. The unveiling will take place at the opening of the show, on September 10 at Stand S8-100 at the ExCel Center in London. If you can't make it to London, or you just want to learn more about how the AESA Scaleable Solution supports first line repair for easy integration and lower cost of ownership, check out this neat animated video!

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Fall Trade Show Preview: DSEI

by Jaymie Murray 8. August 2013 11:48

DSEI: September 10-13 at the ExCel London, Stand No S8-100
DSEI is the largest fully integrated defence and security show in the world, featuring Air, Naval, Land and Security show content.  Every two years, nearly 30,000 visitors flock to the ExCel in London to see the latest and greatest advances in defence and security technology.  API will once again be showcasing our newest and most exciting products at this year’s event.  Products to be featured include the AESA Scalable AAAU and a variety of TEMPEST, rugged, and secure communications solutions from our expanded line of SST / EMCON laptops, tablets, printers, thin clients, and enclosures.

API’s team loves to talk about our products and what they can do for our clients.  They will be available throughout the event and we invite you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with them.  Just complete this form and we will contact you to confirm a meeting time.  We'll see you in London!

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