VIDEO: Introducing API Technologies' Standard Industrial Electromagnetics Products Catalog

by Jaymie Murray 4. May 2015 09:50

API Technologies has introduced an online catalog of standard electromagnetic products for industrial applications. The catalog includes power filters and power entry modules, capacitors, and magnetics designed and manufactured with the same API quality as our custom products, with quicker turn-around times. View the catalog or request a quote.

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

8 Advantages of API Technologies' Filtered Connectors

by Jaymie Murray 20. April 2015 11:04

API Technologies' line of custom and specialty filtered connectors offer customers many advantages over those of our competitors. By focusing on increased reliability coupled with a decrease in component count, API's filtered connectors provide superior performance and quality while reducing costs. With manufacturing facilities in the US and the UK, API is able to shorten lead times and deliver filtered connectors to customers quicker and more cost effectively. 

o	Low ground impedance Full ground plate and metallic shell provide minimal impedance and superior performance compared to on-board filter with high impedance Eliminate re-radiation EMI filtered connector at the interface leaving no path for bypassing the filter Ground plane shielding EMI filtered connector grounds planes shield the box including at the connector port Efficient space utilization EMI filters located in connector provide additional space on PCB board Consistent performance EMI filtered connectors provide more consistent pin to pin performance Fewer components EMI filtered connectors reduce component count that create cost savings Reliability API Technologies test 100% of their EMI filters and on-board filters are spot tested

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

API Technologies' Ceramic Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 9. April 2015 13:22

API Technologies has been making ceramic capacitors in the USA for nearly 50 years. During those five decades, API has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, high reliability advanced ceramics, producing over 20 million pieces per year. Explore our ceramic capabilities, then contact us to learn more. 

Located in State College, PA 275,000 sq. ft. Facility Body Profiles Planar Tube (Solid Wall and Embedded Electrodes) SMPS Capacitors Materials NPO, X7R, Z5U, Y5V (BX, BR, and BQ Ratings) Capacitance Range 0pF – 30uF Produce 20M pcs a year SMPS Capacitor Tubular Capacitor Custom Solutions Planar Capacitor Discoidal Capacitor

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

INFOGRAPHIC: Custom VoIP Phone Modification Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 8. April 2015 09:10

The SST line of security products includes customisable VoIP telephones that are made to meet the security needs of today's commercial or government workplace. Standard VoIP phones can be easily customised to meet the level of security necessary, including disabling webcams and requiring smart cards or CAC cards for phone access. TEMPEST phones that meet SDIP-27 and NSTISSAM/1-92 standards are also available and can be customised. 

Customisable VoIP Telephones SST offers a standard, COTS VoIP telephone that can be modified to suit the security needs of individual users and their environments. Customisations include enhanced TEMPEST security, access control via a smart or CAC card, visible positive disconnect, and more. Custom VoIP Telephone Capabilities Push to Talk / Push to Mute Handsets Enhance the security of telephones when used in sensitive areas, physical disconnection of handset microphone, plug and use functionality directly replaces OEM handset. Positive Disconnect Positive assured physical disconnection of all microphones and speakers within the telephone, also available with optional visible confirmation LED. TEMPEST TEMPEST VoIP telephones f or deployment into sensitive areas to ensure security (SDIP-27 and NSTISSAM/1-92) Bezel Modification Access Control Identif y separate security classification LANs or areas with easily distinguished bezel colours, logos or Biometric, smartcard, CAC card or token access to VoIP services, combined with centralised identity/profile with easily distinguished bezel colours, logos or department-specific information. services, combined with centralised identity/profile lookup. Custom Developments SST has demonstrated expertise in telephone modification with in-house 3D CAD modelling and rapid prototyping in a Government secure site with security cleared personnel, crypto integration and test facilities. Fibre Ethernet Connectivity Easily deploy VoIP telephones into areas which only have a fibre network. Dual fibre enables deployment without re-cabling , simply connect the telephone to the fibre network and the PC to the telephone. Easy Disable Microphone Webcam Speakerphone Applications Ministry of Defence Commercial Government

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Infographics | Secure Systems & Information Assurance

5 Advantages of GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers Over TWT Amplifiers

by Jaymie Murray 16. March 2015 10:25

Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifier technology has several inherent limitations that are easily overcome by using the kind of state-of-the-art GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers designed and manufactured by API Technologies. The benefits of utilizing GaN transistor technology over TWT include longer lifespan, decreased risk associated with infant mortality after long storage periods, and the elimination of multiple single point failure sources. 


5 Advantages of GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers Over TWT Amplifiers Your website Remove concern about TWT damage at turn-on after extended storage periods Eliminate a system’s finite life due to cathode exhaustion in the TWT To minimize risk of damage after prolonged storage, an 8-24 hour heater burn-in is recommended before cathode voltage is applied to TWT amplifiers. SSPA amps do not have this risk and can be immediately turned on after extended storage periods. Although there are steps that can be taken to extend cathode life, TWTs still have a finite operating lifetime. By using a GaN SSPA instead, cathode exhaustion can be eliminated altogether, significantly extending the system’s operating life.Get distributed final stage health monitoring & early failure warning while maintaining system operational integrity Eliminate multiple single point failure sources in the TWT SSPA uses parallel combined transistors that provide a soft fail configuration. Parallel power sources in the SSPA provide the opportunity to monitor amplifier health at multiple power stages. TWT relies on energy transfer from the electron beam into the RF signal traveling along a helix wire. All components in the tube are potential single point hard failure sources. Your website Improved reliability meets modern Electronic Warfare (EW) system requirements Because GaN SSPAs are more reliable than TWT amps, they can be used in highly complex modern EW systems.


Learn more about API's GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers or see them in person at Satellite 2015 in Washington DC, booth #2126!

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Delay Lines Week: Why API's Analog Delay Lines Are the Best Choice over Digital

by Allison Goss 13. March 2015 08:58

While many of API's competitors offer digital delay line options, they have several distinct disadvantages compared to API's analog delay lines. Cost, size, and weight can all be significantly lower with analog delay lines, while still offering higher MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) rates and reliability. 

Analog vs Digital Delay Lines Why API Technologies' Analog Delay Lines are the Best Choice Analog VS Digital Analog delay lines offer higher reliability and a higher MTBF (mean time before failure) Digital delay lines are less reliable and have a lower MTBF than analog delay lines MTBF MTBF Analog delay lines are more affordable than digital, and they cost less to run and maintain over their lifetime Digital delay lines are more expensive to purchase, and they are more costly to replace and maintain API’s dispersive steel delay lines are smaller and lighter than their digital counterparts Digital delay lines are larger and have a bigger footprint, making them more cumbersome For analog delay lines, less software Digital delay lines require an array of For analog delay lines, less software and systems engineering are needed, and fewer engineering disciplines are required Digital delay lines require an array of software as well as several systems engineering disciplines

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Delay Lines Week: Did You Know... API's Delay Lines Have Conductor Spacing as Small as 1/180th of a Human Hair?

by Allison Goss 12. March 2015 15:43

Did you Know?  API has perfected the wafer fabrication technique in our SAW delay lines to achieve conductor spacing down to .6 microns, ( 1/180th of the diameter of the average human hair) which allows for higher frequency delay lines

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Delay Lines Week: Did You Know... API's Delay Lines Offer Delays Below 1 Nanosecond?

by Allison Goss 12. March 2015 12:01

Did you Know? API’s Coaxial Delay Lines offer delays of 1 nanosecond, operating at 70% the speed of light

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Delay Lines Week: Did You Know... API's Delay Lines Help Prevent Car Accidents?

by Allison Goss 12. March 2015 09:34

Did You Know? API’s Delay Lines are used in collision avoidance systems. Collision avoidance systems and driver-assist technology uses radar to detect moving vehicles and stationary objects. If your vehicle has this type of technology, there may be a delay line integrated into the system to process the radar signal!

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Delay Lines Week: Where Can You Find API's Delay Lines?

by Allison Goss 11. March 2015 09:20

Weather radar. Electronic warfare (EW) target generation. Clock synchronization. What do all of these systems have in common? API's delay lines can be found in all of them, plus many others.

Delay Lines APPLICATIONS API Technologies Where Can You Find API's Delay Lines? API's Delay Lines, featuring BAW (Bulk Acoustic Wave), SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave), Coaxial ­ High Frequency, LC (Lumped Constant), & Steel ­ Pulse Compression topologies, are used in a number of applications. Maritime Radar Doppler Processing Weather radars emit pulses which track the movement and location of objects like raindrops, hailstones, etc. Delay lines are used to control the timing of these pulses. On-board radar scanners provide bearing and distance of ships and land targets in the vicinity for collision avoidance and navigation at sea.EW Target Generation Communications Systems Clock Synchronization A radar target generator passes a radar signal through delay lines to a receiver to simulate a fixed target in time, which may be used to range calibrate the system. In many telecommunications networks, delay lines are used to synchronize information to set clock timing. Delay lines provide required delays to synchronize data for video or communication systems such as those used in TV broadcasting.

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