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QUALITY, RELIABILITY & TESTING


We monitor critical phases of the production process with proprietary data logging technology. We incorporate strategic disciplined processes including APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) to ensure that a specific, structured sequence of operations is completed to prevent potential quality problems. API’s careful adherence to ISO controlled standard processes guarantees that from conception to design development and into production and final inspection that an API team member is providing the proper oversight and monitoring at each stage in the process.

Testers and handlers are designed and fabricated in-house to ensure application of optimal methods, accuracy, and maximum throughput. Integral to finding solutions to frequency control problems is the ability to test for compliance. In order to successfully test these complex designs, we have invested heavily in high performance test equipment.

In-house Test Equipment:

  • VLSI Test
  • Mixed Signal Test Stations
  • MMW LabView Test & Chamber
  • Custom ATE Station
  • High Power Tester
  • RF Test Bench
  • Wirebond Pull and Shear Tester
  • Pressurizing Helium Chamber
  • Fine Leak Test
  • Real Time X-Ray
  • Centrifuge
  • Gross Leak Test
  • PIND Test
  • Thermal Shock
  • S-parameter testing
  • Phase noise testing
  • AM noise testing
  • Pulsed RF measurements
  • Noise figure testing
  • Surge testing and power handling
  • EN testing for European requirements
  • Automated Test & Data Recording
  • Extensive Burn-in and Thermal Cycling Capabilities
  • Shock & Vibration Testing

API’s Featured Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • AS9100 Facilities
  • ANSI 20.20 Compliant Facilities
  • Department of State ITAR Compliant
  • Cleared Facilities & Personnel
  • Six Sigma Greenbelts
  • Hybrid Lab certified MIL-PRF-38534 (Class H and K)
  • QPL MIL-PRF-15733 & MIL-PRF-28861 (Selected Products)
  • MIL-STD 790 (DSCC), MIL-STD 1553 (Data Bus), MIL-STD 883 (Hybrid), MIL-STD 202 (Passive), MIL-STD-810 (Systems), MIL-STD 461 A/B/C/D/E (EMC), MIL-STD 1399 Surge (EMC)
  • Solder/Assembly J-STD-001 Class 3 and IPC-A-610
  • NEBS Approved (Selected Products)
  • RoHS Compliant (Selected Products)
  • TEMPEST Certifications including: CID/09/15(A), NSTISSAM TEMPEST/I-92, SDIP 27
  • View Quality System Certificates by facility location.

API’s Awards:

2003

Partner Excellence Award,

Silver Vision Award for Superior Quality & Delivery Performance...
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2003 Awards

Partner Excellence Award:
Raytheon Missile Systems

Silver Vision Award for Superior Quality & Delivery Performance:
Northrop Grumman

2004

Employer of the Year,

Supplier of the Year,

Preferred Supplier Award for Superior Quality Delivery...
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2004 Awards

Employer of the Year:
Pennsylvania Association of Individuals with Disabilities PAID

Supplier of the Year:
Raytheon Technical Services

Preferred Supplier Award for Superior Quality Delivery:
Northrop Grumman

2005

National Small Business Sub Contractor of the Year...
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2005 Awards

National Small Business Sub Contractor of the Year

2006

Top Preferred Supplier,

Raytheon Missile Systems 3-star supplier...
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2006 Awards

Top Preferred Supplier:
Rockwell Collins

Raytheon Missile Systems 3-star supplier

2007

SMT Vision Award for Contract Services,

Manufacturing Today Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year...
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2007 Awards

Winner:
SMT Vision Award for Contract Services

Manufacturing Today Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year

2008

Innovation of the Year...
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2008 Awards

Innovation of the Year:
International Nortel Networks Users’ Association (INNUA)

2009

Inc. 5000 Honoree,

Raytheon 4-star Supplier Excellence Award...
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2009 Awards

Inc. 5000 Honoree:
#2006 Overall, #78 for Manufacturing Sector (SenDEC)

Raytheon 4-star Supplier Excellence Award:
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (Spectrum)

2010

Most Responsive Supplier U.S. & China,

Inc. 5000 Honoree,

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems 3-Star Supplier...
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2010 Awards

Most Responsive Supplier U.S. & China:
MKS Instruments (SenDEC)

Inc. 5000 Honoree:
#2267 Overall, #68 Manufacturing Sector (SenDEC)

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems 3-Star Supplier

2011

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems 3-Star Supplier,

Edison Awards,

Hydra-70, 4 Million Unit Certificate of Appreciation...
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2011 Awards

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems 3-Star Supplier

Edison Awards:
Gold, Product of the Year Winner

Hydra-70, 4 Million Unit Certificate of Appreciation:
General Dynamics (Spectrum)

2012

Counter Terrorism & Security Specialist (CTSS) Awards Finalist...
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2012 Awards

Finalist:
Counter Terrorism & Security Specialist (CTSS) Awards

Expert Engineers:

Our engineers prefer to design using proven circuits and approaches, but they also explore the use of more exotic methods. API Technologies conducts internal research and development programs that attempt to exploit new technologies. API offers an extensive design library including the combined efforts of our engineers from:

  • Spectrum Microwave
  • C-MAC
  • Cobham MAL
  • SenDEC
  • National Hybrid
  • Amplifonix
  • Q-Bit
  • Magnum Microwave
  • Radian Technologies
  • FSY Microwave
  • Salisbury Engineering

This talented staff of engineering professionals comes from a diverse set of design backgrounds including Filter, Mixer, Oscillator, Systems, Receiver and Synthesizer experience.

State of the Art Software:

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • PSpice
  • PCad
  • Or Cad
  • Finite Element Analysis for Thermals
  • Ansoft HFSS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Agilent ADS Design Suite
  • Labview
  • Agilent Genesys
  • Cadence Allegro
  • Ansoft Designer
  • Sonnet EM Simulator
  • RF/Microwave Simulation Tools – Linear & Non-linear
  • Thermal Modeling

Product qualifications


MIL-STD-883 Group A

Test Description MIL-STD-883
Method Condition In House
Salt Spray 1001 -  
Moisture Resistance 1002 II  
Mechanical Shock 2004 -
Barometric Pressure 3001 -
Internal Visual 2017 -
Stabilization Bake 1008 24 hrs @ 150°C
Temperature Cycle 1010 -65°C to 150°C
Constant Acceleration 2001 5000 G y1
Hermetic Seal (Fine & Gross) 1014 A and C
Burn In 1015 168 hrs @ 85°C
External Visual 2009 -
Steady State Life 108 D

MIL-STD-202 Group B

Test Description MIL-STD-202
Method Condition
Vibration 204 G
Thermal Shock 107 A-1
Salt Spray 1009 A
Moisture Resistance 106 -
Mechanical Shock 213 I
Barometric Pressure 105 C
Resistance to Solder Heat 210 B
Lead Integrity 2004 B2

MIL-PRF-38534F Group C

Test Method Conditions (PI)
External Visual 2009  
PIND 2020  
Temperature Cycling 1010 C, 20 Cycles
Temperature Cycling 1010 C, 10 Cycles
Mechanical Shock 2002 B, Y1 Direction or 3000 g's, Y1 Direction
Seal (Fine and Gross) 1014  
Visual Examination 1010  
Endpoint Electrical *  
Steady state life 1005 1000 hours at 125°C or equivalent (1005)
Endpoint Electrical *  
Internal Water Vapor 1018  
Internal Visual and Mechanical 2014  
Wire bond strength 2011  
Element Shear 2019  
ESD 3015  
* in accordance with the applicable device specification

MIL-PRF-38534F Group D

Description Method Condition (PI)
Thermal Shock 1011 C
Stabilization Bake 1008 150°C, 1 Hour
Lead Integrity 2004 B2
Seal (Fine and Gross) 1014 A, D
Salt Atmosphere 1009 A, D
Metal Package Isolation 1003 600 V DC , 100 nA Max.

MIL-PRF-38534F Class K

Test Method Conditions (PI)
Preseal Burn-in 1030  
Non-Destructive Bond Pull 2023  
Internal Visual 2017  
Temperature Cycling 1010 C, 10 Cycles
Mechanical Shock or Constant Acceleration 2002/2001 B, (Y1 Direction) 3000 g's, Y1 Direction only
PIND 2020 Condition A shall be used for Class K,
unless otherwise specified.
Pre Burn-in Electrical *  
Burn-in 1015  
Final Electrical Test *  
Seal (Fine and Gross) 1014  
Radiographic** 2012  
External Visual 2009  
 * in accordance with the applicable device specification
** Will be designed to meet requirements, but Radiographic Test Results not included.

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