VIDEO: Protect Your Sensitive Data with Emcon® Brand TEMPEST and Secure Products

by Molly Weis 10. August 2016 15:25

Learn more about Emcon's line of secure communications solutions and Emcon brand TEMPEST products in this product overview video. Emcon's products are designed to protect data that, if compromised, could result in severe financial, political, privacy, or defense-related consequences.

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Commercial Wireless Solutions Week: Why is PIM Important?

by Molly Weis 20. February 2015 14:08

In the development of today’s communications networking applications, low passive intermodulation (PIM) ratings are increasingly recognized as one of the most critical requirements for optimum system performance in a wireless network infrastructure. API's range of filters all feature low PIM ratings with designs achieving PIM as low as -160dBc. 

Passive Intermodulation (PIM) in Wireless Network Infrastructures  In the development of today’s communications networking applications, low passive intermodulation (PIM) ratings are increasingly recognized as one of the most critical requirements for optimum system performance in a wireless network infrastructure. With the complexity of today’s mobile networks ever improving, designers of wireless telecom systems must find a way to tackle these increasingly stringent PIM requirements, as even the smallest levels of PIM distortion can significantly impact the network performance of our customers.In crowded environments, such as multi-tenant high-rise office buildings, large-scale public venues and other densely populated venues, where concentrated smart phone or device usage contributing to PIM generation is at a maximum, the tight requirements to combat PIM interference continue to grow. Intermodulation can occur whenever more than one signal is present in an RF system; when intermodulation occurs, a loss in data and the diminishment of cell phone network coverage occurs.API Technologies’ wireless communication filter solutions have been designed to meet the most stringent PIM requirements needed in today's wireless systems, with designs achieving PIM ratings as low as -160dBc, allowing for maximum reliability in wireless network connectivity.Passive Intermodulation and Wireless Data TransmissionWireless base stations use tightly grouped channels and complex modulation schemes to enable the transmission of vast amounts of data to and between their users. The modulating of RF signals is commonplace for the transmission of information across a network; unwanted PIM occurs as a byproduct whenever more than one signal (such as a Tx or Rx signal) is channeled through a single RF path. Since Rx signals are typically low power by nature, interference with regular voice and data traffic is likely to occur, especially in areas highly saturated by mobile phone or device usage. Unwanted PIM interference in a wireless network’s transmission channels results in loss of cellular reception and slow, ineffective data transfer.Protecting Your Network from PIM Disruptions The best way to reduce PIM interference in a network and preserve optimum network quality is to prevent the introduction of PIM sensitive devices in the first place. Wireless base stations should be equipped with only high quality, low PIM filters and components to provide the fastest and most reliable transmission of data possible.

Learn more about API's commercial wireless solutions, contact us for more information, or request a quote

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Commercial Wireless Solutions Week: API Technologies’ RF, Microwave Solutions for Commercial Wireless Applications

by Molly Weis 17. February 2015 13:48

API Technologies provides a wide range of RF and microwave solutions for commercial wireless applications. With a variety of customizable topologies and models available, API has filter designs that can fulfill the requirements of a host of commercial wireless projects, including satellite communications, GPS, remote meter reading, and more.

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Introducing Commercial Wireless Solutions Week

by Molly Weis 13. February 2015 14:57

With mobile broadband capacity and coverage demands continually on the rise, due to the pervasive adoption of smartphones, tablets, and other technologies made possible by the wireless spectrum, more and more users are requiring 24/7 access to data when they want it and wherever they want it. Yet, as more people become equipped with wireless devices, congestion across available communications frequencies increases, while signal performance decreases. 

This creates an ongoing challenge for the billions of consumers, businesses, networks and broadcasters trying to communicate with each other at any given time, and provides an opportunity for designers and manufacturers of high performance RF, microwave and power distribution solutions for the commercial wireless and telecommunications industries, like API Technologies, to work our engineering magic to make clear, consistent connectivity a reality.

Through commitment to technical innovation and engineering, rapid development and prototyping, and multi-site manufacturing and vertical integration capabilities, our standard, configurable and custom-designed high-reliability solutions are designed to address the most complex RF interference mitigation challenges, enable commercial radar and SATCOM connectivity, and meet the needs of network coverage and capacity and remote power supply and monitoring demands.

Through our core expertise in high performance filter technologies and power management solutions, API has supplied tens of thousands of filters, wireless assemblies, and power supply sources worldwide into wireless networking infrastructures, base station OEMs, neutral host venues, satellite and broadcast systems, and beyond.

All this week, the API blog will be exploring these commercial wireless solutions capabilities, demonstrating how API's range of filters and solutions solve even the most challenging issues for our customers.  

API Technologies Commercial Wireless Solutions Co-Site Interference Mitigation Filters API Technologies has developed and produced high quality, High Q Filters and assisted major wireless carriers and installers with co-location solutions at BTS sites for over three decades. Using state-of-the art design software, precision CNC machining, and the highest quality materials available, our design team consistently achieves the highest performance features including low PIM (passive intermodulation), high isolation and low insertion loss. Wireless Filter Assemblies & Sub-Systems A leader in the design and development of customer-driven, custom filtering solutions, API Technologies produces a wide range of filter-based assemblies and sub-systems, such as distributed antenna systems, receiver multicouplers, and transmit combiners, in multiple platforms, integrating passive or active components including multiplexers, couplers, power dividers, delay lines, amplifiers and more. These high performance wireless assemblies are ideal for deployment into base stations, communication towers and other wireless cell-site applications. High Performance, Fully Customizable Multi-Channel Filters API Technologies specializes in high quality RF, microwave filters for commercial wireless applications where superior performance in the smallest footprint possible is required. Our extensive portfolio of filter products includes bandpass, bandreject, lowpass and highpass filter designs, operating in bands from 1 MHz to 50 GHz, encompassing a wide range of topologies including cavity, lumped, ceramic, coaxial, SAW and suspended stripline. AC, DC, and Electronic Switched Power Distribution Units API Technologies offers smart switched power distribution units (PDUs) in both AC and DC options which include our AC SMARTStart® and DC SMARTStart®. These PDUs are designed to remotely control power loads and monitor vital parameters such as line voltage, total load current and line frequency. Our electronic switched PDU timer box simultaneously charges dozens of devices by switching outlets in 15 and/or 30 minute intervals and is an ideal drop-in solution for OEM manufacturers of wireless base station or cell-site infrastructure.

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Space Week: RF/Microwave Component Applications in Satellites

by Molly Weis 10. December 2014 09:29

API designs and manufactures a wide range of RF/Microwave components made specifically to operate in the harsh conditions of space. Our products can be found in numerous space systems, launch vehicles, associated support networks, and satellites used for commercial communications and government programs. API has provided mission-critical, high reliability components for satellite programs for Sirius Radio, Direct TV, Olympus, Intelsat, and SkyNet, plus many more. As shown in this graphic, our products can be found in all of the most essential satellite systems, from cameras to batteries to antennas. 

Learn more about API's satellite applications or contact us.  

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Social Media Recap!

by Molly Weis 17. September 2013 16:06


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