API is a designer and manufacturer of RF/microwave and hybrid components, microwave semiconductors and microelectronic assemblies for space systems, satellites, launch vehicles, and associated support networks. We utilize five manufacturing space centers of excellence offering a wide range of space and Hi-Rel certifications and extensive testing capabilities.
Microelectronic Hybrid Capabilities for Space:
Power Conversion & Control Products:
Standard Products Qualified to Space:
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About Our Class K Capabilities
There are only 15 facilities worldwide with MIL-PRF-38534 Class K certification and two of them are ours! Explore our MIL-PRF-38534 capabilities!
Design and manufacture custom solutions with multiple technologies including Mixed Signal & Power, RF, Microwave & MMW, Optoelectronics, Thin Film & SAW Fab
API is a designer and manufacturer of RF/microwave and hybrid components, rf microwave, MMW, and microelectronic assemblies for defense, space systems, satellite, high-rel commercial, communications, avionics and ruggedized industrial applications. As your full-service partner for hybrid engineering and thermal design expertise, we are able to provide you with high performance products using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes coupled with the reliability and superior quality that today’s customers demand.
Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs)
Multichip Modules (MCM) – L (PCB), Thin Film (D) or LTCC (C)
From complex hermetically-sealed multi-chip-modules used in aerospace and defence applications to high-volume automotive control modules, our thick-film hybrids are designed for maximum reliability in the harshest environments. In these applications operating temperatures of 150 - 165 degrees centigrade are common-place.
Features & Specifications
Build to Specification
DLA Certified, MIL-PRF-38534, Class K, available EU manufacture if required
API Technologies, a world class leader in Vertically Integrated Solutions, is capable of building your product to meet your custom requirments with our superior quality engineering and high performance products that today’s customers demand and deserve.
Radiation Tolerant Power Products for Space
MIL- PRF-38534 Class H certified and experienced radiation test partners
API Technologies’ rad-hard power conversion and control products are designed for extreme environmental conditions and radiation exposure where increased temperature stability is required. We specialize in highly efficient power consumption (SWaP) for critical space systems where strict constraints, including size and weight, and are of the utmost importance. These products have space applications including communication satellites, deep space, launch and reentry vehicles, communication modules, scientific missions, and manned space platforms.
Thin Film & SAW Fab Technology
In-house state-of-the-art SAW fab technology and thin film capabilities
Whether drilling on Alumina, Aluminum Nitride, BeO, Silica or Quartz, using our advanced laser drilling method ensures enhanced mounting convenience without the need for awkward bonding techniques.
Features & Specifications
High-rel SAW Oscillators for today's space and defense markets, designed to custom frequency ranges for high stability and reliability.
API’s SAW Oscillators include Rad-Hard Voltage Controlled (VCSOs), Fixed Frequency, and Phase Locked. Low phase noise SAW oscillators feature high stability and reliability in frequencies from 100 MHz to 20 GHz.
Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators
Space-Qualified VCSOS with Ruggedized Hybrid Construction
API Technologies' high performance line of SAW oscillators provide superior communication distances for frequencies of 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz and phase lock loop for heritage applications. Our radiation tolerant voltage controlled SAW oscillators (VCSO) are designed for space, satellite communications and aerospace systems.
API’s space-qualified VCSOs are standard products that can be modified to customer requirements for output frequency, frequency range and control voltage sensitivity.
Specifications & More Information
Hermetic MIL-PRF-38534 class K certified line, high MTBF, available EU manufacture if required
API engineers have the technology and skills to offer a complete PCB assembly service for aerospace, defense, medical and other specialist applications. We can supply product full-tested as a sub-assembly or as a complete box build.
Features & Specifications
High isolation between brands, stability over temperature
API Technologies designs, manufactures and qualifies filter components and assemblies for use in defense and commercial satellite payloads. Space flight hardware is designed to meet the harshest of spacecraft launch vehicle profiles and operational spacecraft operating environments. Other functions such as power dividing and combining can also be added. API Technologies space-product design team engineers product solutions for use in space exploration, DOD, commercial, LEO, MEO, GEO, and deep space.
Features & Specifications
Flight heritage on a broad product range, available EU manufacture if required
Our mixers use high performance monolithic diodes for superior isolation and the lowest loss possible, and rugged duroid construction for proven performance against thermal dynamics and shock. To protect against corrosion and oxidation in extreme environments, hermetic sealing in Nitrogem is an option on select Kovar packages.
Low phase noise, High linearity, available EU manufacture if required
Our Push-Pull Design Techniques, coupled with transistors that have been selected for high linearity characteristics, enable API Engineers to achieve this incredible performance in High Linearity amplifiers, including IP2 values of +120 dBm.
By incorporating expert design techniques, careful material selection, and in-house testing in the development process, API Technologies can guarantee ultra low phase noise performance. Lower phase noise means improved spurious signal suppression, making our amplifiers ideal for even the most challenging systems and requirements.
ESA Qualified product line, EU manufacture - Made in the UK
API Technologies specializes in offering fully customised wafer manufacture of Pin, Lim, Step Recovery & Tuning Varactor Microwave Diodes that are the most robust and reliable on the market.
These space-qualified microwave chip diodes are radiation tolerant to 1M rad by design. By utilizing irradiation of pin diodes, our models are able to achieve a faster switching speed than those of our competitors.
Broad product range supported by in-house diode manufacturing capability, EU manufacture
API's waveguide and coaxial limiters reduce high level microwave energy to acceptable levels and pass low levels of microwave energy with low loss. Our limiters can cover a wide range of frequencies inlcuding C, S, X, Ka and J-bands.
Single Channel Rotary Joints with "N" Connectors
API Technologies offers a full line of single channel 305 and 344 series rotary joints with N connectors designed for military and commercial markets and applications such as mobile satellite communication systems, radar systems including civil air traffic control and weather radars.
Power Dividers and Couplers
Designed with High Isolation and Exceptional Phase Balance
API Technologies offers an extensive line of quadrature hybrid and directional couplers available as standard parts or designed to fit your project needs.
Custom magnetic components including transformers, inductors, coils and chokes
API Technologies produces a broad range of magnetic devices, including a variety of transformers, inductors, chokes, coils and custom application-specific solutions. Our magnetics group combines the people, products and technologies of Filtran, RTI Electronics, and Keytronics into a single entity ready to satisfy your magnetic requirements.
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