[VIDEO] API Technologies at IMS 2015: Sneak Preview Trailer

by Jaymie Murray 11. May 2015 09:47

Heading to IMS 2015 in Phoenix, AZ May 17-22? So is API Technologies! Here's a special sneak preview of the products, solutions, and prizes (yes, prizes!) you can see at booth #3236. Want to learn more? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a member of the API team. See you in Phoenix!

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AFCEA West 2015 Week: Show Preview

by Jaymie Murray 6. February 2015 09:24

AFCEA West 2015 starts on Tuesday, February 10th, and API will be exhibiting a range of products from our Power and Microwave lines. Here's a preview of what you can expect to see at booth #1943.

 

Tactical Power Supply (TPS) SolutionThe TPS75, a 75 Amp COTS tactical power supply, supports power-hungry applications, such as RF and mobile networks, while eliminating the necessity for tactical vehicle-based power, significantly reducing TOC for military vehicles. 

AC SMARTStart® 3-Phase Power Distribution UnitsThe 3 Phase AC SMARTStart provides power control and distribution for high powered applications. AC SMARTStarts are configurable devices with remotely managed power sequencing and fault management. Remote monitoring reduces the threat of downtime by avoiding unintended power interruptions. 

Power Entry Panel (PEP)The Power Entry Panel (PEP) is a 10KW AC power panel with an automatic transfer switch made to seamlessly transfer from vehicle power to generator or community power. Designed for Command Post Platforms and other derivatives to distribute onboard vehicle power as well as shore power, the PEP ensures reliable power to critical communications and telemetry equipment with minimal downtime and optimal performance.

Power AmplifiersAPI Technologies’ wide bandwidth and high reliability Power Amplifiers operate up to 26 GHz, with output levels from 500mW to 1Kw. Our Power Amplifier products support critical communication requirements for both commercial and military applications.

Wireless Communications FiltersAPI Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high performance filter products for the wireless telecom industry, with expertise in co-location solutions, wireless site development, spectrum clearing, and communication up-link / down-link systems.

If you are attending the show and would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a member of the API team, contact us

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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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Thin Film Conductors for Filled Vias: Copper vs. Gold

by Jaymie Murray 13. November 2014 16:43

While gold is an excellent substrate option for filled vias/plated through holes, copper has become the preferred technology for commercial packaging, hybrid manufacturers, and microelectronics providers. 

Copper vias offer better thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity for high reliability RF/Microwave and high power applications compared to solid gold filled vias. While the cost of gold has risen at a rate of 300% over past decade, copper continues to be an affordable, highly effective medium for thin film substrates. 

API's copper filled vias are manufactured in a MIL-PRF-38534 Class H & K facility and are fired in a nitrogen atmosphere to prevent oxidation. Diameters are available from 0.005" to 0.015" in order to fit customer needs. To learn more about API’s copper filled vias, visit micro.apitech.com/copper-filled-vias or contact us to get a quote.

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A Q&A on API Technologies’ New RF/Microwave Engineering Online Design Tool with Molly Weis, RF/Microwave & Microelectronics (RF2M) Marketing Manager

by Jaymie Murray 15. October 2014 16:19

With the launch of API’s brand new RF/Microwave product configuration tool, engineers can now modify API’s standard RF/Microwave products to fit their individual requirements. The interactive tool allows for changes to existing designs, such as noise figure, frequency range, and power supply voltage and provides package style options.

Molly Weis, API’s RF/Microwave & Microelectronics (RF2M) Marketing Manager, has managed this project from the start, and has some insight as to what makes this tool so special.

Q: What was the motivation behind creating this tool?

A: Recently, API has begun offering more standard configurable products, such our new line of affordable surface mount synthesizers and we wanted to offer users an interactive tool that would allow them to explore all of our product capabilities. This tool puts the engineer in the driver’s seat, providing a way to design a product that fits user specifications with minimal effort.

Q: What are some of the tool’s benefits?

A: After the parameters are entered into the tool, it creates a printable, custom design summary based on the user’s specifications. The system supplies a permalink to the configuration, allowing the user to return to their design and make modifications as necessary. This link can then be easily shared among team members via email or social media, facilitating collaboration. 

Also, by having the engineer customize the product to their unique specifications up-front, we are able to shorten lead times and reduce costs. 

Q: Do you have any plans to expand the tool’s capabilities in the future?  

 A: Absolutely. As we continue to grow our configurable product offerings, the tool’s capabilities will be upgraded to include ways to modify those products to suit customer requirements. The beauty of this tool is that is extremely flexible and can be programmed to configure a multitude of variables.

Start using API's new configuration tool now!

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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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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:

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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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