API's Filtered Connectors: Made in the USA

by Amy Brown 23. March 2016 10:10

API Technologies has been manufacturing their Filtered Circular Connectors in the USA for nearly 50 years.  This makes it possible to shorten lead times and deliver products to customers quicker and more cost effectively. 

API's 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 have a proven reputation for providing superior performance and quality while reducing costs.

 


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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

VIDEO: API Technologies Amplifier Solutions

by Allison Goss 26. February 2016 13:03

API Technologies’ high performance amplifiers feature standard and custom high frequency, low noise, low phase noise and high linearity amplifiers in a variety of packages including low cost surface mount options. Most amplifiers are customizable withour additional engineering charges.  API's amplifiers are designed to user specifications and ideal for applications such as military communications, radar, commercial aerospace and satellite communications.

 

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Report: Considerations & Challenges in Designing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

by Allison Goss 12. February 2016 09:36

API Technologies teamed up with Wireless Design & Development to produce a report on designing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). This research report analyzes data collected from design engineers in order to fully understand the issues and challenges engineers face when designing and deploying DAS. In this report, you will learn the types of challenges that arise when designing DAS, how to determine when a DAS is necessary, what considerations are made when desiging a custom DAS for a particular market segment and much more!

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Power Amps Week White Paper: A GaN Solid State Amplifier Replacement for a 1kw Traveling Wave Tube

by Allison Goss 22. January 2016 09:20

Advances in GaN technology have provided the RF, microwave industry with the opportunity to replace limited life and single point failure TWT amplifiers with GaN solid state amplifiers. In this white paper, Frank Decker, Design Engineer at API Technologies, examines two API power amplifier solutions and provides insight into how these products are viable replacements for TWT amplifiers.

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Power Amps Week: Power Amplifier Subsystems & Power Amplifier Integrated Assemblies

by Allison Goss 21. January 2016 08:38

Learn more about Power Amp Subsystems and Integrated Assembies at micro.apitech.com/power-amplifier-subsystems

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Power Amps Week: Did You Know... Power Amps Will Soon Help Keep Troops Connected?

by Jaymie Murray 20. January 2016 14:06

Learn more about Power Amps and their wireless applications at micro.apitech.com/high-power-amplifiers

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Power Amps Week: Did You Know... Power Amps Help Keep Soldiers Safe?

by Jaymie Murray 20. January 2016 10:35

Learn more about Power Amps and their tactical applications at micro.apitech.com/high-power-amplifiers

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RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Power Amps Week: Power Amplifier Technology Comparison

by Allison Goss 19. January 2016 09:34

API utilizes several different semiconductor technologies like GaN, GaAs, MESFET and LDMOS in its power amplifier modules, drivers, and subsystems. With this expertise, coupled with competencies in chip & wire technology, thin and thick film fabrication, and SMT manufacturing. our engineers are able to create a reliable, compact, and lightweight power amplifier solution that is unique and specific to customer requirements. 

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Introducing Power Amps Week

by Allison Goss 18. January 2016 09:29

API Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high performance RF and microwave GaN, GaAs, MESFET, E-pHEMT, LDMOS, Class A, Class AB, Class C, broadband, hybrid, fully-modifiable power amplifier modules, drivers, and subsystems. Used in both military and commercial applications, API’s diverse line up of power amplifiers includes broadband models covering DC to 26 GHz. Using advanced semiconductor technologies for broader bandwidths, along with proprietary design techniques, API’s power amplifier solutions deliver exceptional performance up to 1,000 watts. 

Stop back all week long to learn more about API’s RF/Microwave Power Amplifier capabilities and solutions.

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How Do Vehicle Collision Avoidance Systems Work?

by Jaymie Murray 11. January 2016 14:32

Imagine that you’re slowly making your way down a dark highway as your wipers struggle to keep up with the downpour that is assaulting your windshield. As you squint to make out the yellow lines painted on the road, a car traveling next to you suddenly changes into your lane and cuts you off. Before you have time to react and hit the brakes, your car automatically slows down, avoiding a serious accident.

This is a common scenario with newer cars fitted with pre-collision avoidance systems. These active safety systems use Doppler radar to detect objects that come into a vehicle’s path, triggering the brakes before impact. Typically, a radar detector is placed towards the front of a vehicle, such as within the grill. This detector sends out high frequency waves and then interprets the signals that bounce back, which would indicate object location, speed, and the direction it is traveling.

In order for the system to process all of this information and take action in a matter of milliseconds, a delay needs to be introduced. Linear Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) delay lines are typically used in collision avoidance systems because they are smaller and less expensive than other delay line options. SAW delay lines used in collision avoidance systems operate across public frequency bands, and system designers would typically down mix the radar frequencies in order to process them through one channel with a constant delay.

This gives the system all of the information it needs to determine if a collision is imminent, and allows it to respond by automatically deploying the brakes, tensing seatbelts, or taking other safety precautions rapidly enough to avoid impact. 

A version of this post first appeared on Wireless Design & Development

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