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

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

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

[INFOGRAPHIC] Space Week: API's Space Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 8. December 2014 09:31

Over the past 40 years, API Technologies has been involved in several major space programs, providing RF/microwave and hybrid components, microwave semiconductors and microelectronic assemblies for a variety of commercial communications satellites, deep space, scientific missions, and launch/reentry vehicles. This includes NASA's recent successful Orion Launch and the groundbreaking Mars Curiosity Rover program. To meet the stringent requirements needed for involvement in these programs, API has two facilities which have received MIL-PRF-38534 Class K certification. Only 15 facilities worldwide have earned this coveted distinction, and API has two of them. 

Explore the infographic below to learn more about API's range of space offerings, our products, and some of the programs we have been involved with over the last four decades. 

To learn more about our space qualified products and capabilities, visit micro.apitech.com/space-products or contact us to speak to an engineer.

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

Thin Film Conductors for Filled Vias: Copper vs. Gold

by Jaymie Murray 13. November 2014 16:43

While gold is an excellent substrate option for filled vias/plated through holes, copper has become the preferred technology for commercial packaging, hybrid manufacturers, and microelectronics providers. 

Copper vias offer better thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity for high reliability RF/Microwave and high power applications compared to solid gold filled vias. While the cost of gold has risen at a rate of 300% over past decade, copper continues to be an affordable, highly effective medium for thin film substrates. 

API's copper filled vias are manufactured in a MIL-PRF-38534 Class H & K facility and are fired in a nitrogen atmosphere to prevent oxidation. Diameters are available from 0.005" to 0.015" in order to fit customer needs. To learn more about API’s copper filled vias, visit micro.apitech.com/copper-filled-vias or contact us to get a quote.

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

[INFOGRAPHIC] API's Great Yarmouth Facility: 70 Years of Heritage

by Jaymie Murray 6. November 2014 09:52

API's facility in Great Yarmouth began 70 years ago as a humble factory creating components to aid in the war effort. Over the last seven decades, it has evolved to become one of the leading climatic and dynamic test houses in Europe, and boasts an impressive roster of products and solutions including thick film substrates, LTCC, surface mount assembly, chip and wire hybrids, multichip modules, and optical databus modules.

Just as it was at the very start, Great Yarmouth's customers are major companies in defence and military avionics, and that customer base has grown to include the oil and gas, communications, space, and civil aerospace sectors as well. While the offerings may have changed over years, API's Great Yarmouth facility's commitment to providing customers with high-reliability, high quality products, solutions, and services remains unchanged. 

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Secure Mobile Computing

by Karen Gait 16. September 2014 11:30

Secure mobile computing has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has rapidly advanced from the slow cumbersome, and unwieldy devices of the 1990s to the powerful, ultra-secure, and highly portable laptops available today. The new SST Secured Venue Tablet is at the forefront of this advanced technology, combining the portability of a tablet with the ability to manage data to IL5/IL6 within the high performing Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet.

Learn more about the Secured Venue Tablet and SST's other TEMPEST, rugged, and bespoke products at www.sst.ws

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Infographics | Secure Systems & Information Assurance

INFOGRAPHIC: API's Microwave Product Applications in Military Aircraft

by Jaymie Murray 4. September 2014 10:30

API Technologies has supplied critical, high-reliability RF/Microwave components and assemblies for military aircraft for nearly 70 years. Our ever-expanding line of products can be found in nearly all of the most crucial and technically demanding aircraft systems. API's amplifiers are used in weapon guidance equipment, while our filters are a key component in Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. Learn more about our RF/Microwave product applications in this infographic, and contact us to request a quote or get in touch with an engineer.

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Infographics | RF/Microwave & Microelectronics

The 10 Commandments of Electromagnetic Compatibility

by Amy Brown 24. July 2014 10:09

Have you ever wondered how many turns per foot should you twist all pairs of wires to minimize magnetic pickup? Or where ferrite cores and beads should be installed to minimize common mode emissions? Well, wonder no more! Now all your electromagnetic compatibility questions will be answered in this handy infographic. Learn more by visiting eis.apitech.com/magnetics 

 

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) | Infographics

INFOGRAPHIC: API Product Applications in Military Aircraft

by Amy Brown 14. May 2014 15:05

For over 60 years, API's high-reliability products and solutions have supported military and defense programs throughout the world. Our extensive roster of Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) products, which includes power filters and circular connectors, are routinely used in military aircraft in a variety of applications. As shown in this infographic, from Radar Systems to Jet Engine Igniters, API's EIS products can be found in all of the most critical aircraft systems, where high-reliability is paramount.  


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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) | Infographics

API at AUSA 2013: What You Can See at Booth #7743!

by Jaymie Murray 15. October 2013 11:20

API will be exhibiting at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC October 21-23.  At the show, API will showcase a wide range of products, including the new Rugged and Mobile 75 Amp DC Power Rectifier from our Power and Systems Solutions product line, as well as many other new and innovative products for military applications.  Learn more by visiting the API team at booth #7743!  See you in DC!

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Infographics | Trade Shows

[INFOGRAPHIC]: API’s New Product Introduction | Taking You From Paper To Product

by Jaymie Murray 29. August 2013 11:49

API Technologies' EMS division combines state-of-the-art technology with our advanced engineering to deliver unparalleled quality and service. Our customers gain a competitive edge with fast prototyping, domestic and off-shore manufacturing, and the consistent delivery of high-quality, on-time, price competitive products. Learn how we can take your idea from a sketch on paper to a product that fits your exact specifications, saving you time, money, and resources.

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Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) | Infographics

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