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.
Read the White Paper
20. January 2016 14:06
Learn more about Power Amps and their wireless applications at micro.apitech.com/high-power-amplifiers
20. January 2016 10:35
Learn more about Power Amps and their tactical applications at micro.apitech.com/high-power-amplifiers
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.
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.
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
6. January 2016 08:17
In commemoration of the upcoming Data Privacy & Protection Day on January 28th, the API blog will be highlighting our Secure Systems & Information Assurance products and capabilities. First we will explore TEMPEST... its history, how it impacts secure government and military data, and how the SST range of TEMPEST products can mitigate threats. To learn more about TEMPEST products and solutions, including thin clients, notebooks, plugin filters, affordable monitors and computers, and more, visit sst.ws.