ABOUT US

API Technologies RF/Microwave & Microelectronics Division has a long standing heritage developing and manufacturing RF and Microwave components and systems for military, space and commercial applications. They offer one of the largest selections of Amplifiers, Filters, Active & Passive Components, Antennas, Frequency Sources, Integrated Microwave Assemblies and Microelectronics Solutions. API also offers Repair services on a number of Microwave & RF Systems as well as build-to-print, custom solutions for commercial and military environments.

AMPLIFIERS

1,000 Watt Pulsed Power Amplifier

1,000 Watt Pulsed Power Amplifier

API Technologies has expanded its line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power amplifiers to include designs that operate with output power levels up to 1,000 watts and frequencies to 18 GHz.

High Frequency Microwave Amplifier: BXHF1084

High Frequency Microwave Amplifier: BXHF1084

API Technologies’ BXHF1084 is a high frequency microwave amplifier ideal for VSAT, SATCON, point-to-point, multi-point, radar, and communications applications. It covers the 2-20 GHz frequency range and features 26dB gain (typical), an internal voltage regulator, and laser welded housing for environmental protection.

GaN Power Amplifiers & Drivers

GaN Power Amplifiers & Drivers

This series is comprised of hybrid-based power amplifier drivers ideal for radar, medical imaging electronics, jamming systems, optical drivers, and communications transmitters. A highly compact, hermetically sealed, and ruggedized package makes them ideal for demanding environments.

Broadband Limiting Amplifier: BXL9812

Broadband Limiting Amplifier: BXL9812

The BXL9812 is a limiting amplifier with a 2-stage design and an 8-12 GHz operating frequency range. It features a +10 dBm flat saturated output power, an internal voltage regulator with reverse bias protection, and an operating temperature range of 25oC to +75oC.  Additionally, the it allows for input levels from -20 dBm to -10 dBm.

Automatic Gain Controlled Amplifiers

API Technologies' line of AGC Amps allows the user to anticipate receiver power levels and automatically adjust the output power to a desired level. Automatic gain controlled amps feature:

  • Several Frequency Ranges
  • Ruggedized Package
  • Customizable Options
  • Value Added Features
Limiting Amps

Limiting Amps

When your circuit design requires amplitude compression, API Technologies delivers the RF limiting function with its line of RF limiting amplifiers. These amplifiers are useful for protecting subsequent components from input overdrive and removing amplitude modulation from FM signals.

Lower Cost Amplifiers

Lower Cost Amplifiers

API offers a variety of package options for their Amplifier line, including their Lower Cost (non-hermetic) surface-mount package. This package option not only helps keep costs down, but on higher power requirements the transistor is bonded right to the Aluminum Nitride heat spreader for cooler operating temperature.

High Frequency Amplifiers

High Frequency Amplifiers

High frequency models starting 2 GHz, with performance to 50 GHz, API Technologies designs high frequency amplifiers to meet a wide variety of applications. From ultra broadband 2-26 GHz designs to custom low noise Ku-band amps and broadband 1 watt designs, their engineers draw from the latest semiconductor advances in order to offer both extended frequency and higher performance in one package.

High Linearity Amplifiers

High Linearity Amplifiers

The better the linearity, the more notable the receiver's ability is to separate and discern several tones that are processed simultaneously inside our pass band. Our Push-Pull Design Techniques, coupled with transistors that have been selected for high linearity characteristics, enable Spectrum Engineers to achieve this incredible performance, including IP2 values better than +120 dBm.

Low Phase Noise Amps

Low Phase Noise Amps

Ultra Low Phase Noise Performance: Better phase noise is a performance requirement often sought in today’s most advanced systems. API achieves guaranteed ultra low phase noise performance in its amplifiers using a combination of design techniques, material selection, and in-house testing. API Technologies is the only hybrid amp manufacturer that guarantees low-phase noise performance on its standard line of parts.

High Performance Amplifiers

Following the successful heritage firms of Amplifonix and Q-bit, API Technologies continues to broaden its technology base through higher frequency designs, higher power models, lower cost selections, and lower phase noise amplifiers.

High Power Amplifiers

High Power Amplifiers

High Power Amplifiers by api technologies are ideal for a wide variety of applications and solutions. These include broadband jamming, satellite links, test equipment, military communications, electronic warfare, transmitters, digital control, PA modules with integrated PSU, pulsed radar, and transmitters.

FILTERS

AWS/BAS Co-Site Interference Mitigation Filter: CMF905

AWS/BAS Co-Site Interference Mitigation Filter: CMF905

This wireless communications bandpass filter eliminates Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) interference at Electronic News Gathering-Receive Only (ENG-RO) BAS channel A7 for base stations and towers for television, mobile news gathering, and broadcast wireless services. It mitigates interference of cellular frequencies above 2110.6 MHz.

2 to 7 Channel Switched Filter Banks

2 to 7 Channel Switched Filter Banks

In addition to their standard line of switched filter banks, API technologies recently unveiled a new line with customer-specified frequency coverage from 2 to 7 channels. They cover the 20 MHz to 7500 MHz frequency range with ultimate rejection up to 20 GHz. Low insertion loss and high isolation are achieved through mechanically channelized PIN diode switch manifolds, and lumped element filters have been integrated for increased rejection.

Wireless Filter Solutions

Wireless Filter Solutions

API Technologies (Utilizing the combined heritage of CMT, Spectrum Microwave, Salisbury Engineering, and FSY Microwave) has developed and produced high quality, High “Q” Filters since 1983, and assisted major wireless carriers and installers with co-location solutions at BTS sites. Key performance features include Low PIM (passive intermodulation), high isolation and low insertion loss.

Switched Filter Banks

Switched Filter Banks

API Technologies Switched Filter Bank designs draw from a multi-disciplined staff with many years of experience in both microwave filters and control components. By combining filter and switch design expertise, API can provide integrated switched filter assemblies that not only reduce the overall mechanical footprint, but also offer improved electrical performance. This improved performance is achieved by having the ability to align the filters to the switches, thus removing any of the associated mismatches between the two.

MICROELECTRONICS SOLUTIONS

Copper Filled Vias for Thin Film Boards

Copper Filled Vias for Thin Film Boards

Copper filled vias offer several advantages over gold filled vias in relation to thermal and electrical conductivity. This makes them ideal for microelectronics providers, hybrid manufacturers, and in commercial packaging applications. As the price of gold has risen steadily over the last decade, copper also provides an advantage in overall cost.

QFN Packaging

QFN Packaging

As with all of our high reliability products, MMIC assembly and test services are centered on our MIL-PRF-38534 qualified assembly processes. Each design is documented and engineered to be assembled using these qualified processes. Need micro strips with your QFN? We are vertically integrated so we can manufacture them in our in-house thin film fab.

Microelectronic Solutions

Microelectronic Solutions

API Technologies provides RF, Microwave and MMW solutions, Mixed Signal and Power solutions, Optoelectronics and LED illumination solutions, 1553 Data Bus solutions, and other solutions in microelectronics for the communications, aerospace, industrial, and defense industries.

RF COMPONENTS

L-Band Planar Array Antennas

L-Band Planar Array Antennas

These transmit and receive L-band planar array antennas feature 14 dB gain, a wide bandwidth, linear polarization, and low return loss. They’re ideal for use in point-to-point applications, in RF transmitters and receivers, and in satellite communications.

3dB Hybrid Couplers: TEMline™ Series

3dB Hybrid Couplers: TEMline™ Series

API Technologies’ TEMlineTM series of 3dB hybrid couplers have an average power rating of 1000W and are normalized at 1GHz. They also feature 1 dB maximum unbalance and 90 degree phase differential between outputs. They’ve been designed to meet MIL-E-5400 Class 3 and are screenable to MIL-P-23971, making them an ideal solution for telecommunications and radar applications.

Precision RF Rotary Joints

Precision RF Rotary Joints

Rotary Joints are used to transmit stationary RF line energy to a rotating RF line. API Technologies offers precision RF rotary joints with SMA, N, TNC, and 2.92 connector options.

Precision RF Phase Shifters

Precision RF Phase Shifters

API Technologies’ RF Phase Shifters cover the DC-50 GHz frequency range and are targeted towards high performance commercial and military applications. These phase shifters combine high stability, broad bandwidth, and high power capabilities. There are three main categories that API Technologies’ RF Phase Shifters fall under: High Power Trombone Designs, High Performance Through-Line Designs, and High Frequency Designs.

TaN and NiChrome Resistors

TaN and NiChrome Resistors

API Technologies has the ability to deposit NiChrome and TaN (tantalum nitride) resistors on all popular substrates with almost all conductor metals, barrier metals, and base metals. These resistors feature tolerances to + 2.5µm, metalized vias and wraparounds, dielectric bridges, Gold/Tin selective deposition, and more. Both passivated TaN and NiChrome Resistors are available in top-contact and back-contact versions, and are available in several resistances and tolerances.

Quadrature Couplers and Hybrids

Quadrature Couplers and Hybrids

Wireline® and Wirepac® quadrature couplers and hybrids are ideal for applications involving diplexers, digital broadcast transmitters, power dividers/combiners, IFF, directional couplers, single balance mixers, and 3 dB quadrature hybrid couplers.

FREQUENCY SOURCES

Multiplied Phase Locked Oscillator for Ultra Low Phase Noise Applications

Multiplied Phase Locked Oscillator for Ultra Low Phase Noise Applications

The BXMF1033 by API Technologies is a Multiplied Phase Locked Oscillator that features multiple RF outputs, DC voltage regulation, low current consumption, automatic reference sensing, ultra-low -151 dBc/Hz phase noise, and more. This oscillator is fully customizable.

VCOs with Low Phase Noise

VCOs with Low Phase Noise

These voltage controlled oscillators feature gold substrates, low junction temperatures, added temperature stability, high output power, and lowpass filtering. Several different models are available with varying tuning ranges and output powers, each with rugged construction for demanding commercial and military applications.

Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator

Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator

This voltage controlled SAW oscillator (VCSO) features low phase noise, low vibration sensitivity, and rugged hybrid construction in a hermetically sealed, 1.0” x 1.0” x .2” SMT  Kovar package.

Affordable Surface Mount Synthesizers

Affordable Surface Mount Synthesizers

This line of surface-mount frequency synthesizers are ideal for applications calling for a low cost and non-hermetically sealed solution. Ten different models are available in variations in frequency range overage, noise, and output power.

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE ASSEMBLIES

Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs) & System Solutions

Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs) & System Solutions

API Technologies, a world class leader in component design and system integration, is also uniquely positioned to provide you the engineer with high performance microwave subsystem designs using their own award winning amplifier, filter, mixer and switch components.

Digital Frequency Discriminators/Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Receivers

Digital Frequency Discriminators/Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Receivers

These Digital Frequency Discriminators (DFDs) and Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Receivers (IFMs) are ideal for electronic countermeasures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, the capture of signal RF pulse events, and identification of frequency agile radar.

GPS SOLUTIONS

Pre-Filtered GPS LNA

Pre-Filtered GPS LNA

The 312 Series of pre-filtered GPS LNAs (low noise amplifiers) features a low noise figure, a wide input voltage range, compliance with many MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 requirements, and more. The LNAs come in a small, lightweight hermetically sealed package.

REPAIRS

Subsystem/Subassembly Repairs and Upgrades

Subsystem/Subassembly Repairs and Upgrades

API Technologies has the ability to repair and maintain subsystems and subassemblies that have been manufactured by other companies, have been discontinued, or suffer from obsolete performance. This repair service involves problem assessment, troubleshooting, and repair verification.

CONTACT INFORMATION

API Technologies Corp

1900 West College Ave

State College, PA 16801

UNITED STATES

Phone: 814-272-2700

Fax: 814-272-2701

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • API Technologies New Pre-Filtered GPS LNA Designed to Amplify and Protect

    Cost-effective 312 Series integrated filter amplifier is smaller, lighter, offers improved performance

  • API Technologies’ Secure Mobility Solutions For The Connected Warrior Showcased At DSEI

    API Technologies Corp. (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced recently that it will showcase solutions from both its RF/microwave and Secure Systems and Information Assurance (SSIA) product lines at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition.

  • API Technologies To Provide Power Products For Command & Control Shelters

    API Technologies Corp. (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced recently it will provide its power entry panels for use in U.S Department of Defense (DoD) operations mobile command and control shelters.

  • Build-To-Print Microelectronics For Defense, Space, And More

    Brian Bulger with API Technologies gives us a brief overview of his company before going into better detail about their microelectronics capabilities. Of specific note was an RF microwave transmit/receive module; one of the most difficult and demanding types of build-to-print microelectronics.

  • New Hermetically-Sealed Custom Circular Connectors From API Technologies

    API Technologies Corp. ("API" or the "Company"), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today its new family of hermetically sealed circular connectors for aerospace applications with high differential pressure.

  • System Phase Noise Calculations

    When calculating the phase noise of a system there are many considerations. The following illustrates phase noise calculation of a system and the effects of correlated components verses uncorrelated components. By Joseph D. DiBona, Senior Engineer, Spectrum Microwave