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Integrated Pre-Filtered GPS LNA offers low noise of 1.8 dB typ.

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April 2, 2014 - Comprised of pre-filtered GPS Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) modules, 312 Series amplifies signals while filtering out interference. Design maximizes out-of-band rejection while minimizing system noise figure and size. Along with choice of single or dual output, options include bias configuration; SMA, N-Type, or TNC connectors; and L1, L1/L2, L5, and L1/L5 frequency band options. Gain can be set from 16–40 dB in 3 dB increments, and low noise figure is 1.8 dB typ.

API Technologies Corp.

120 Corprate Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ, 07080, USA

Original Press Release

API Technologies New Pre-Filtered GPS LNA Designed to Amplify and Protect

Press release date: March 1, 2014

Cost-effective 312 Series integrated filter amplifier is smaller, lighter, offers improved performance

Orlando, FL — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, introduces a new series of pre-filtered GPS Low Noise Amplifiers (GPS LNAs) designed to amplify signals while filtering out interferers.  The cost-effective 312 Series is smaller, lighter and offers improved performance, replacing the existing line of standard parts.

Ideal for use in satellite and marine navigation as well as surveying and mapping, these integrated filter amplifiers present a more economical solution for a variety of military and commercial applications.

John Yania, filters product line manager, RF/Microwave & Microelectronics, API Technologies said, “Our 312 Series pre-filtered GPS LNAs leverage our core competencies in low-loss filters, high performance amplifier design and high-rel manufacturing. The resulting robust device maximizes out-of-band rejection while minimizing system noise figure, size and cost.”

These integrated filter amplifier modules give the customer the ability to choose between a single or dual output while increasing functionality and complexity. The 312 Series is offered with several bias configurations giving the customer maximum flexibility. Gain can be set from 16 to 40 dB in 3 dB increments. Customers can choose between SMA, N-Type or TNC connectors. The module is packaged in nickel plated aluminum housing and is hermetically sealed.

Technical Specifications
• Low noise figure, 1.8 dB  typical
• Wide input supply voltage range
• Frequency band options: L1, L1/L2, L5 and L1/L5
• Gain from 16 to 40 dB in increments of 3 dB
• Qualified to many MIL-STD-810 & MIL-STD-461 requirements

Photo: http://micro.apitech.com/images/312-Series-GPS-LNA-HighRes.jpg
Datasheet: http://micro.apitech.com/pdf/amplifier/312_Series_GPS_LNA.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. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

To learn more about API Technologies’ RF/Microwave & Microelectronics product lines, contact 1-888-553-7531, email microwavesales@apitech.com or visit micro.apitech.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.apitech.com or e-mail microwavesales@apitech.com.

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