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Power Amplifier Modules, Drivers & Subsystems

Utilizing both in-house chip and wire (hybrid), thin film, and SMT technology, API Technologies' power amplifiers draw from a wide range of leading edge semiconductors. Amplifiers designs cover operating frequencies up to 26 GHz with output levels from 500mW to 1 kW.

Experts at vertical integration, API is a leading manufacturer of integrated power amplifier assemblies incorporating multi-band amplifiers, switched harmonic filter banks and high efficiency DC converters with integrated adaptive biasing controls to ensure high reliability.

Part
Number
Frequency
(MHz)
Gain
(dB)
Output Power
(dBm)
Rev. Iso.
(dB)
Input
VSWR
Output
VSWR
Supply
(Volts)
Current
(mA @ P1dB)
Highlights
QBS-545 30 - 512 19 46 29 1.5 2.8 24 4500  
QBS-234 1930 - 1990 40 42 35 2.0 2.0 15 5500  
QBS-367 2400 - 2450 32 42 50 1.5 1.5 15 6500  
All values listed are typical at 25°C
Part
Number
Freq.
(MHz)
Gain
(dB)
Output Power
(dBm)
Rev. Iso.
(dB)
Input
VSWR
Output
VSWR
Supply
(Volts)
Current
(mA @ P1dB)
Highlights
QBS-598 30-512 32 50 6 1.4:1 -- 28 9000 100 Watt, Broadband,
Class AB, GaN
QBS-559 28-800 47 48 7 1.2:1 -- 28 5100 50 Watt, Broadband, Class AB, GaN
QBS-560 700-2500 44 45 6 1.3:1 -- 28 3100 32 Watt, Broadband, Class AB, GaN
QBS-544 1-50 29 45.5 1 1.2:1 1.4:1 1800 mA 28 25 Watt, Class AB, LDMOS
QBS-343 800 - 960 41 48 50 1.5 1.5 28 6000  
QBS-559 20 - 800 37 47   2.0 2.0 28 5000  
QBS-517 900 - 1000 48 46 55 2.0 2.0 28 4500  
QBS-561 2500 - 6000 34 44   2 2 28 3000  
All values listed are typical at 25°C 
Note: Ambient (Case Temperature) is defined with the amplifier mounted on an infinite heat sink.

Part
Number
Freq.
(GHz)
Gain
(dB min)
Output Power
(dBm)
Input Power
(dBm)
RF Pulse Width
(µsec)
Input/Output
VSWR
QBS-609 9.2 - 9.8 60 +60 +2 to +4 0.05 to 100 1.5:1

 

Part
Number
Freq.
(MHz)
Gain
(dB)
Output Power
(dBm)
Rev. Iso.
(dB)
Input
VSWR
Output
VSWR
Supply
(Volts)
Current
(mA @ P1dB)
Highlights
QB-925 2500 - 6000 18 40 35 2.0 1.6 28 2200 Galium Nitride (GaN) Technology
QB-904 2000 - 6000 36 35 48 2.0 2.0 24 900 Galium Nitride (GaN) Technology
All values listed are typical at 25°C 
Note: Ambient (Case Temperature) is defined with the amplifier mounted on an infinite heat sink.

High Power Amplifier Integration

power amplifier

At API Technologies, our high performance power amplifier solutions are designed with strict attention to efficiency and reliability. Several standard options are available as well as custom solutions designed for customer specifications. Our engineers are experts in multiple discipline integration, including power amplifier designs with integrated switches, filters and splitters.

API's power amplifiers feature a unique void-free, low thermal resistance die attach process ensuring exceptional reliability and stability for critical military and commercial applications.

Capabilities

Broad Range of Technologies and Designs

  • API's power amplifiers are manufactured utilizing in-house thin and thick film technology as well as conventional PC board designs.
  • In-house chip and wire (hybrid) and SMT manufacturing.

Linear & Non-linear Simulations

  • We utilize advanced RF & Microwave linear and non-linear simulation for rapid prototyping and a reduced design cycle.
  • Our Push-Pull Design Techniques, coupled with transistors that have been selected for high linearity characteristics, enable API Engineers to achieve this incredible performance including IP2 values of +120 dBm.

Built-in Monitoring

  • Dual band power conditioning and control with field downloadable firmware to support active reconfiguration with built-in monitoring.
  • API Technologies achieves guaranteed ultra-low phase noise performance in its amplifiers using a combination of design techniques, material selection, and in-house testing.

Thermal Simulation

  • API utilizes state-of-the-art thermal simulation and scanning tools when designing high power amplifiers.

Power Amplifier Integration

  • Rack-Mount Power Amplifier Assemblies
  • Integrated Power Amplifier / Splitters
  • Integrated Power Amplifier / Filters
  • Integrated Power Amplifier / Switches
  • PA Modules with Integrated PSU

Power Amplifier Applications

  • Broadband Jamming
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Pulsed Radar
  • Military Communications
  • Transmitters
  • Digital Control
  • Satellite Links
  • Test Equipment