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API Technologies Announces Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator

  RF/Microwave & Microelectronics | API Technologies Corp.

Released: January 23, 2014

The API725 Series is a high performance line of SAW oscillators providing superior communication distances for frequencies of 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz and phase lock loop for heritage applications. The radiation tolerant voltage controlled SAW oscillators (VCSO) are designed for space, satellite communications and aerospace systems.

The VCSOs deliver low phase noise performance (-109 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz) and low vibration sensitivity (2 x 10-9 per g). API’s space-qualified VCSOs are standard products that can be modified to customer requirements for output frequency, frequency range and control voltage sensitivity.

API Technologies Introduces Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators (VCSOs) - RF Cafe
Space-Qualified VCSO with Ruggedized Hybrid Construction

  • Low Phase Noise: -109 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz
  • Frequency Range: 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz
  • Low Vibrations Sensitivity: 2 x 10-9 per g
  • Operating Temperature: -55°C to +100°C
  • Applications include: Phase Lock Loops, Local Oscillators, Low Noise Clocks, Clock Recovery For Space, Satellite, and Aerospace
API’s VCSOs meet exceptional radiation tolerance at testing levels with radiation exposure to 200 kRad total dosage. The VCSOs are constructed in hermetically sealed Kovar packages using ruggedized hybrid construction to provide high-reliability and outstanding performance over a wide temperature range (-55°C to +100°C). This series includes models which have internal frequency multiplication of 2 or 4 to provide output frequencies in the 700 MHz to 4,000 MHz range.

API Technologies | Space-Qualified
  • Radiation Tolerance – has been tested with radiation exposure up to 200 kRad
  • API Technologies is the only manufacturer of radiation tolerant VCSOs utilizing MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and K certified lines employing space-level quality conformance inspections.
  • API provides dedicated program management
  • API has a combined 60 years of space heritage







API725 Series Specifications

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. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

Melissa Fisher
Director, Marketing & Communications
API Technologies Corp.
908 546 3904

Posted  January 24, 2014
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