Introducing Ceramics Week 2015

by Jaymie Murray 16. November 2015 09:48

API Technologies' extensive line of standard and custom ceramic capacitors can be used for a wide variety of applications, including EMI/RFI suppression filters, medical implantable devices, commercial, power supplies and converters, as well as for military applications as many of these ceramics are Mil-PRF-49470 qualified, and made to DSCC 87106 standards. Keep following the blog all this week to learn more about API's Ceramics offerings and capabilities. 

Ceramic Capacitors Expertise Custom API offers many variations of discoidal, tubular and array capacitors to fit custom applications: • Various OD, ID, thickness and length configurations • Pressed discoidals with surface printed terminals • Miniature discoidals down to .059 OD • Planar Arrays • Custom style capability • High voltage up to 1000 VDC • High temperature up to 200°C • Square tubes for surface mount applications • Lapped feed through capacitors • High Pulse Capacitors Ceramics SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY (SMPS) CERAMIC CAPACITORS High speed Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Ceramic Capacitors have the following characteristics when compared to other capacitive elements: Lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) Lower Equivalent Series Inductance (ESL) Lower ripple voltage and less self heating API Technologies’ high reliability/military grade SMPS Ceramic Capacitors are designed to provide superior performance in high frequency switch mode power supply applications. These capacitors are ideal for bulk capacitance and pulsing applications and are available in a range of different footprints and mounting configurations. Mil-PRF-49470 qualified, DSCC 87106 and custom products available. PLANAR CERAMIC CAPACITORS Unparalleled electrical performance & reliability Fast prototyping & short product lead times 100% electrical & dimensional testing of critical parameters Custom packaging to suit end user needs API designs and manufactures a wide range of Planar Array Capacitors for EMI filtering. Built using over 25 years expertise in multi-layer ceramic capacitor manufacturing, planar capacitors offer many advantages over stand-alone chip, discoidal or tubular capacitors: low profile, compact, quick assembly time. Various custom and industry standard geometries are available. Designs can incorporate multiple capacitance values, feed-thru holes and ground holes. With a combination of versatility and function, planar ceramic capacitors are quickly becoming the new standard in filtered connectors used in EMI suppression applications. DISCOIDAL CERAMIC CAPACITORS Discoidal feed-through ceramic capacitors are the building blocks of the EMI filter industry. API Technologies discoidal capacitors provide great versatility in meeting varied voltage, capacitance and dimensional requirements. Our non-polar, multilayer capacitors are small, reliable and high in dielectric strength. Operational temperatures of –55°C to +125°C are achieved with no voltage de-rating. Low Profile, Rugged Design Excellent high frequency performance Low profile design Rugged construction Low impedance, many paths to ground Low inductance, non-polar AC applications up to 240V DC applications up to 500V -55°C to +125°C operation TUBULAR CERAMIC CAPACITORS Ideal for multi-pin connector applications High ratio of capacitance to volume Low inductance, non-polar Impervious to moisture & contamination -55°C to +125°C operation API manufactures a wide variety of tubular ceramic capacitors, which are small in size, lightweight, non-polar and offer high dielectric strength. Operating temperatures of –5°C to +125°C are achieved with no voltage de-rating. All ceramic capacitors are fired to produce true monolithic structures, which are impervious to moisture and contamination. Outer terminations feature a nickel barrier and a final metal layer, typically silver. eis.apitech.com/ceramic-capacitors

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Commercial Wireless Solutions Week: How API's Filters Work Microwave Magic for Telecom Titans

by Jaymie Murray 19. February 2015 10:20

Cell base station co-location interference issues pose a significant challenge for major telecom service providers. Several mobile carriers operating on different frequencies typically share a single base station, which can cause severe interference problems. API Technologies' filters rectify this problem by discerning and then discarding competitor frequencies, thereby eliminating interference issues. 

How API’s FiltersWork Microwave Magic for TelecomTitans A cell site is a cellular phone site where antennas and other communications devices are placed on an elevated structure. Typically, there are several receiving signals at the same cell site. With each carrier concurrently operating to use frequency discriminating devices to remove signals generated by their competitors. Without these devices, cell phones would pick up ALL of the frequencies in range, rendering them inoperable. competitors’signals and only transmit and receive their own signals. What is Cell Base Station Co-Location? Why is Co-Location a Problem? How do API’s Filters SolveThis Problem? Why Choose API’s Filters? API’s High-Q provide lowerloss and betterperformance perform better, they provide higher cell coverage Means fewer cell sitesare needed to retain highqualityservice even as users and datademands increase! The Q Factor Better Performance Higher Cell Coverage Visit micro.apitech.com/wireless Or call +1 (888) 553.7531 to learn more

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