Once again, we are proud to announce a new Technical Sales partnership!
NexTek and Rankin Components have formed a relationship in order to provide local Technical Sales and Support for customers in the Northern California region. Rankin is the most recent of a long line of new relationships with highly skilled local manufacturers’ representatives, and we are extremely excited to have them on-board!
Check out the Rankin Components website here: http://www.rankincomponents.com/
See our growing Coverage Map here: NexTek Rep Coverage Map
The Neverending Quest For Size Reduction
However, the one ever-present force on the industry is the steady, but relentless, push towards smaller size and better integration over time.
Lightning/Surge Protection at the PCB Level?
Here at NexTek we understand the desire to bring things into the box, or even all the way onto the Radio PCB… However, we also know that Lightning Transients contain too much energy to deal with safely at the PCB Level… Trace widths, ground place areas, and the components themselves all become limiting factors that will prevent complete and effective protection.
Given this reality, the last place where it is reasonable and safe to protect against Lightning or other Surge events is at the radio’s box or chassis level. By replacing the normal I/O connector with a protected version, designer can ensure that they have high-performance protection without paying any significant size or weight penalty. As long as the radio’s chassis is grounded well, the bulk of the Transient Energy will be drained safely to ground before entering the box and/or the PCB itself.
It may still be advisable to install some simple protection on the PCB, but only for final clean-up…Something like a small Protection Diode coupled with a DC Blocking Capacitor (if possible for your application) would provide plenty of protection against any residual energy that gets past the Protected I/O Connector.
Maximum Protection in the Minimum Amount of Space
Below, you can see an array of our Ultra-Compact protection options… They all include high-performance lightning protection, and are available in a wide variety of connector configurations on both the Input and Output side.
Outside Connector Options – Type N, TNC, SMA
Inside Connector Options – SMA, MMCX, RG188, RG316, and more!
Threat Types – Lightning, Static (ESD), and EMP
Ultra Compact Protection – Home Page
We are proud to announce that we have a new relationship with a technical sales and manufacturers’ representative firm, APEX Solutions out of Texas.
With coverage including all major metro areas in Texas and all of Oklahoma, APEX is primed and ready to serve users in this region.
Contact Info and Website Link Coming Soon!
Yet again, we are extremely proud to be able to announce two new partnerships with leading-edge Manufacturer’s Representation firms!
Blackhart, LLC provides technical sales support and coverage to the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.
KJS Marketing provides technical sales support and coverage to the states of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.
As with our other partners, both firms represent an array of manufacturers across the Microwave/RF and EMI spectrum and provide first-class technical, engineering, and product-selection support. Whether you are a current customer, or a potential user just being introduced to our range of solutions… it is definitely worthwhile to take a look at our coverage map, because you probably have a NexTek-trained partner and expert in your local area!
Where Are These Filters Used?
High Current EMI Filters are commonly used on high power feed lines within MRI Machines and high-power Medical Lasers, in order to prevent any electronic interference issues and provide full Electromagnetic Compliance to common Medical Equipment regulations.
EMI Filters can be required on the Noise Source or the potential Noise Victim, and sometimes are installed on a certain line for both reasons! A filter installed on a properly shielded barrier will provide fully bi-directional protection.
What Types Of Medical Equipment?
In terms of devices that are likely to have a high-current connection and EMC requirements…MRI Machines and Medical Lasers are the most common types that might require a high current filter.
What Makes These EMI Filters Effective For the Application?
Our HPR Series filters are the Most Compact units available for their current ratings, and combined with Excellent Filtering Performance and an especially Rugged Design they are ideally suited for any high-current DC or AC filtering application. Medical equipment is subject to some of the most stringent EMC requirements of any industry, mostly because in most medical facilities there is a lot of equipment operating in close proximity with each other. Combine the crowded environment with the fact that people’s lives may be on the line when this equipment is being used, and you have the perfect explanation for the tough EMC requirements.
Medical Devices – Industry Page
HPR Series EMI Filters – Product Page
Continuing our push to expand our Local Sales Representation coverage across the United States in 2016, we are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with RF Microwave Sales.
As with all of our recent representation agreements, we are looking forward to being able to provide local support and points of contact for our customers. We will work to forge a successful and growing partnership in order to better serve each area, and in-turn to provide our customers (longtime, new, or prospective!) with the highest level of service possible.
Here at NexTek, we are focused on providing high quality technical solutions to complex EMC problems. With solutions ranging from our standard product families all the way to fully custom solutions, we can make the ideal recommendation for your exact needs once we understand your requirements. Having local partners to help work through this process with each customer will allow us to solve more problems, more efficiently, and more quickly!
We can add RF Microwave to the growing list of cutting-edge technical sales representation firms we have partnered with, and we will not stop here!
If you are wondering who we have covering your area, check out the entire Map and find relevant Contact Info HERE!
We are happy to announce the recent release of a brand-new two-page bulletin and brochure, featuring our range of compact high-performance arrestors. Whether you are working on a new design, or trying to retrofit something onto an existing one…these ultra-small options are ideal for any application where size is a critical design factor.
Instead of trying to add some (likely inadequate) transient protection on-board, or having to go all the way to a traditional external arrestor mounted somewhere on the cable run…It is now possible to integrate world-class protection against Lightning, Static (ESD) or High-Speed EMP into a bulkhead connector that will easily replace most existing I/O feedthrus!
With the wide array of connector options and frequency ranges available, you should be able to find a solution for any application. Learn more and download the new Product Bulletin by following the jump below;
Ultra Compact Lightning Protection – Post #2
Once again, we are proud to share the news that NexTek has formed a brand-new partnership agreement with a leading-edge RF Component Sales Team, S&S Technology, Inc out of Southern California. As we continue to expand our Representation Network to cover the map, we are excited to be able to provide the highest level of local support for all of our customers.
If you are located in Southern California or Southern Nevada and you are a current customer, considering using our products, or just someone curious to know more about the solutions that we provide… Please get in touch with S&S Technology or NexTek directly for an introduction to the team!
We are happy to say that we had a great time at last week’s EDICON 2016 show at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston….Just down the road from our headquarters! It was great to connect with so many existing customers and partners, while also getting to meet so many new faces!
EDICON 2016 is a show focused on Electronic and Microwave Design Innovations in the RF and EMI technological fields. As such, it provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our broad lineup of advanced products and solutions for Coaxial Surge Protection and High Current EMI Filtering.
We look forward to exhibiting at more shows for 2017, and we hope to see you all there! Thanks again for making this show a success!