News | December 12, 2013

New 2-18 GHz Broadband Synthesizer Announced By API Technologies

2-18-GHz-Synthesizer-BXFS1045

API Technologies Corp. ("API" or the "Company"), API Technologies Corp. ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced recently the first in a new series of broadband synthesizers ideally suited for military requirements and high-end commercial applications such as microwave receivers, microwave telemetry systems, uplink communication platforms, instrumentation, and military communication systems. The new 2-18 GHz broadband synthesizer features a wideband design with low phase noise and excellent broadband performance, and is packaged in a hermetic, laser-welded housing.

"This new synthesizer covers S, C, X, and Ku-bands and satisfies an industry need to achieve broadband high performance while maintaining low phase noise," said Ken Veith, Engineering Manager, RF/Microwave & Microelectronics (RF2M-US), API Technologies.

The synthesizer (Model BXFS1045) offers fast 65 µsec settling time, provides +13 dBm of output power from the +/- 6 and +5 volt supply, and delivers low phase noise performance (-81 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset). With the flexibility to meet customer-specific requirements, the wideband synthesizer includes options for input voltages, output power, and frequency control. Using a hermetic laser-welded package, it can withstand extreme environmental conditions, including a wide temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), and is configurable for military airborne and ground-based applications.

“In addition, the synthesizer uses a 100 MHz internal reference, so an external frequency source is not needed,” added Veith. “An embedded microcontroller reads the digital tuning word and then calculates and loads the control words into the synthesizer’s registers.”

API Technologies has a long and successful heritage in the development and manufacturing of RF & Microwave components and subsystems for military, space and commercial applications. Product offerings include: filters, filter subsystems, small signal amplifiers, high power amplifiers, switched filter banks, system-level-ready Active Antenna Array Units (AAAU) used in AESA Radars, filtered GPS LNAs, a wide variety of passive and active components, complex frequency sources, and hybrid microelectronics.

Datasheet: http://micro.apitech.com/pdf/synthesizer/BXFS1045.pdf

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications.  A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers  in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. For more information, visit www.apitech.com.

SOURCE: API Technologies Corp.

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