APC Technology Group has a 36 year heritage in the design-in, specification and distribution of specialist electronic components, products and systems for aerospace, space, military and defence applications.
Our engineer-led technical sales teams have extensive pedigrees designing-in components and products into space programmes including:
- Galileo ground segment
3D PLUS has an impressive 18 year’ heritage within the space sector, achieving preferred supplier status for the European Space Agency and sending more than 125,000 modules into space. 3D PLUS products feature advanced high density microelectronics and bare die and package stacking technologies to meet the demands of high reliability and performance in low weight and a very small size.
API Technologies is an ESCC qualified manufacturer. Their plants in the USA and UK are two of only fifteen MIL-PRF-38534 Class K manufacturing facilities in the world. API’s rad- hard power conversion and control products are designed for extreme environmental conditions and radiation exposure.
- RF/Microwave filters
- Microwave diodes
- Rotary joints
- Power dividers and couplers
- Rad-tolerant SAW products
AVX is a leading supplier of high reliability parts for space applications. Available from APC Hi-Rel, AVX can offer: MIL ceramic and tantalum capacitors and EMI filters; DSCC ceramic and tantalum capacitors; NASA ceramic capacitors; ESA/ESCC ceramic and tantalum capacitors.
- SMD/leaded ceramic capacitors
- SMD/leaded tantalum capacitors
- SMPS ceramic capacitors
- Wet tantalum capacitors
- EMI filters
Calramic specialises in high voltage ceramic capacitors ranging from 500V to 20,000V. These space level ultra high reliability capacitors come in a variety of C-V values and sizes, and can be used for TWTA, spectroscopy and propulsion within space applications.
- High voltage multilayer ceramic: surface mount, leaded, chip
- High voltage disc ceramic: disc leaded
For decades Custom Electronics Inc has provided capacitors for space applications including twt amplifiers. With low outgassing and a very stable performance over temperature they are designed to deliver high reliability performance.
- Mica paper capacitors
- Molded and potted capacitors
- Wrap and fill capacitors
First Sensor has over 50 years of application expertise and experience in aerospace technology. Products are stress tested, with screening and qualification to ESA standards. The use of thick-film hybrid technology built in Europe, (so ITAR free) enables the construction of very small, robust and ultra-reliable electronic modules and circuits. There is a rich heritage of space use with the position-sensitive diodes including NuSTAR, Mars Express, Herschel, FIREBIRD, DEOS, Sentinel, Rosetta and many others.
- Optical sensors
- Position-sensitive diodes
- Inertial sensors
- Pressure sensors
- Power MOSFETs
- HV diodes
Meinberg designs and produces network time servers (running NTP and IEEE1588), PCI and PCI express slot cards, USB connected devices and industrial synchronisation systems used in a wide range of applications. This includes critical network time and frequency synchronisation for ground based space applications with support for multiple IRIG timecode (A, B, and G), as well as IEEE and AFNOR timecodes.
Micropac is certified as a NASA Core Supplier and is qualified to Class K for MIL-PRF-38534 and JAN S for MIL-PRF-19500. Micropac has supplied space level microcircuit modules and components since the mid 1970s and its products have been used on mission critical applications including launch vehicles, spacecraft, Mars rovers, the International Space Station, spacesuits and space telescopes.
- Rad tolerant opto couplers
- Photo diodes and detectors
- High voltage rad tolerant optocouplers
- Solid state power controllers
Nicomatic is certified EN9100:2016. Its interconnect solutions, particularly its CMM and DMM micro-connectors, are adapted for usage in outer space and have been successfully used in satellites, simulators, communication units, optical sensors, robotics, HD cameras and controllers. Their products are oxygen free, high resistance at high temperature and have polyphenylene sulfide insulator properties, recognised for space applications. The clear benefits are modularity, high density pin count and low mass.
- CMM connectors
- DMM connectors
TRM’s high-reliability, space-qualified components are engineered to meet the most severe environmental requirements specified by top-tier defence contractors. Since 1999, TRM have steadily contributed to the success of many major space programs including Inmarsat, Spaceway and Mexsat. Custom orders to meet specific end user environment and mission profiles are available.
- Power dividers
- Directional couplers
- 90°C and 180°C hybrids
- Experts in merging ferrite, stripline, coaxial and airstrip technologies to create innovative designs