API Technologies Announces New 1.0 to 18.0 GHz Diplexer/Bias-T
ORLANDO, FL — February 16, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, announced today the availability of its new CMD837, 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz highpass / lowpass diplexer, Bias-T from its CMT Filters product group. The CMD837, 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz Bias-T, is an ideal solution when RF modulation or DC injection is essential.
“Manufacturing a diplexer with this broad of a highpass frequency range that also maintains a good return loss and insertion loss is a challenge,” said Jerry Roberds, Vice President of Engineering, CMT Filters Commercial, Defense and Space Filter Product Group of API Technologies. “Our design and manufacturing expertise enabled us to produce a repeatable result that meets our long standing commitment to high-quality and high-reliability.”
The operational frequency range of the lowpass section is DC to 500 MHz and the highpass section is 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz. The unit has a return loss of -10.0 dB minimum for both the lowpass and highpass sections. The insertion loss is -0.7 dB maximum for the lowpass and -1.25 dB maximum for the highpass. “Equally impressive to the electrical performance is the extremely compact size of the CMD837,” added Roberds. The filter measures only 1.5”L x 0.8”W x 0.5”H.
Each of the channels is comprised of a seven section Chebyshev filter. The individual filters are diplexed to provide for a common port that passes DC to 500 MHz and 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz. The low frequency port allows for injection of a DC to 500 MHz bias, or control signal onto the 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz band. The diplexing function of the filter provides -30 dB of isolation channel to channel.
For more information about the CMT line of RF & Microwave Filters from API Technologies, including complete specs on the 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz Diplexer / Bias-T, please visit www.apitech.com/cmt. You can also contact the CMT Product Sales Team at (916) 631-4363 or email email@example.com.
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API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com.
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