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25 November 2015

e2v and ApisSys create C-band capable microwave generating FMC format board

e2v’s latest ultra-wideband Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), EV12DS400, has been selected by ApisSys for its AF209 board creating the most powerful, software defined microwave device to date in the tiny FMC form factor.

Advanced data converter technology from e2v has been utilized in the new AF209 plug and play board launched by ApisSys, the first signal generation board capable of generating signals at a frequency of up to 7GHz, with an instantaneous bandwidth above 2GHz.

Customers can harness the potential of the EV12DS400 DAC, launched by e2v earlier this month, on the newly released board from ApisSys without having to develop hardware themselves. The AF209 is capable of generating multiple microwave frequency bands straight from the output of the e2v DAC, making it ideal for test and measurement, radar transmitter, electronic warfare and Software Defined Radio applications.

The release of the AF209 comes shortly after ApisSys registered for early access to the EV12DS400 DAC from e2v. Richard Gibbs, President of e2v Semiconductors, commented, “Working closely with ApisSys, we are pleased to be able to offer our latest microwave capable DAC and the embedded board to market simultaneously.”

Xavier Bernard, President of ApisSys, said, “This new product demonstrates how our strong relationship with e2v enables us to continuously bring market leading products to the embedded market. We are proud to continue our strong and productive collaboration with e2v to offer the best of their data converter technology within our C-band capable microwave generating FMC format board.”

For more information on the AF209 visit or for the EV12DS400 visit

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Notes to Editor:
About e2v: Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect people’s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.

e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


About ApisSys: ApisSys is “The Partner” dedicated to deliver best in class, very high speed data conversion and signal processing solutions for Electronic Warfare and Radar applications.
The ApisSys range of OpenVPX COTS products as well as customs solutions provides customers with leading edge technologies for wideband ESM, DRFM or 3D radar applications.

ApisSys is a privately owned company located in France and has a global network of sales representatives in Europe, North America and Asia.