New HF Coaxial HEMP Protectors

NexTek, LLC. announces commercially available coaxial protectors for critical High Frequency (HF) communications circuits.

These protectors are optimized to protect against High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulses (HEMP), sometimes referred to as Nuclear EMP (NEMP). As the risk of these pulses is increasing, so is the need for protection from them, and the increasing dependence on RF communications for critical applications.

This brand-new line of multistage protectors dramatically reduces electrical energy on 1MHz to 40MHz lines with minimal insertion loss. These protectors are capable of handling 300kV voltage pulses and are available for receiver protection or for low power transmitter protection. These protectors are also remarkably effective at stopping Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and Lightning (LEMP) EMP events from damaging susceptible equipment.

Our HF Coaxial Protectors are available with N-Type, TNC, and SMA connectors.

HF FPH 1-40MHz IL-VSWR


NexTek’s Newest Addition

NexTek, LLC. is pleased to announce and introduce the newest member to our team, Lou Caruso.

 

Lou is serving as our Channel Sales Manager within which he is responsible for the development and management of our distribution network.  Before joining NexTek, Lou was Sales Manager with Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, CT where he managed distribution and marketing. During his twenty-four years with Times, he helped the company achieve consistent and highly profitable sales growth.  Prior to Times, Lou was Senior VP of Sales with Specialty Cable Corporation in Wallingford, CT where he led the company from a small business with limited sales to over $11 million in annual sales.  His prior experience includes Director of R&D at Triangle-PWC, Inc. and Technical Supervisor with General Cable Corporation.

 

Lou holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is the author of several technical articles and has conducted numerous wireless technology seminars.  Lou and his wife of 53 years, Georgiana live in Cheshire, CT and are the parents of two daughters, Nicole and Denise.

 

Lou Caruso

e: lcaruso@nextek.com

p: (203) 668-5374


PGT End of Life Notice

 

 

 

Dear Valued NexTek Customer,

This notice is to inform you that NexTek’s PGT Series is planned to be discontinued at the end of the Calendar Year, 2021.  We have limited available inventory to satisfy some requirements.  Please contact sales if you have any requests.

Affected Models:

EOL

Part Numbers

Product Description End-Of-Life Date
PGT7F7F0301

PGT7F7M0301

DC Pass High RF Power Surge Arrestor with 7/16DIN connectors, 0.82 – 2.2GHz 12/31/2021

 

Product Replacement:

EOL

Part Numbers

Product Description End-Of-Life Date
None

 

NexTek’s objective is to assist you to make your final purchases of the above products which are subject to EOL. We understand this EOL can be an inconvenience, and we look to make this a smooth changeover or developing an alternative solution to the affected products with the least amount of disruption possible.

For any additional information please contact your local sales representative or email us directly: sales@nextek.com


NexTek is on the Move!

We are pleased to announce that we relocated into a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in North Billerica, MA.

The company has realized consistent growth year-over-year, and under new ownership and leadership in the last 12 months increased sales revenue and expanded our team. Growth for the company has been fueled by dedicated key application focus on advanced, high-performance military and aerospace, commercial wireless, and homeland security solutions that take advantage of NexTek’s proven surge arresting and EMI filtering technology and our decades of experience.

In addition to a suite of industry-leading coaxial lightning protection and RF power arrestors, the company has developed best-in-class solutions for EMI/EMC filters. Specific product line enhancements include 4.3-10 series coaxial lightning protectors, low passive intermodulation (PIM) high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) filters, Failsafe Filters, and AC Line, DC Line, and PoE/Data Line protectors.

NexTek Exterior Shot.jpg

The overall increased physical plant footprint is over 70% larger than our previous Westford, MA facility and now includes an additional 10,000 sq. ft. for modernized, lean manufacturing and assembly, an expanded engineering and quality assurance lab, a dedicated aerospace line with vacuum potting, and a now in-house, end-to-end environmental testing center.

An increased stockroom is also evidence of a commitment to maintain a larger supply of raw materials for sustaining long-term and on-demand programs. Aiding in this commitment is the installation of an advanced materials resource planning (MRP), as well as an enhanced returned material authorization (RMA) process, and dedicated rework station.

Interior Conference Room

Manufacturing Floor

As ever, NexTek, LLC. is committed to excellence in the design, manufacture, and distribution of EMC and microwave/RF components. It is NexTek’s primary goal to meet customer requirements by offering products and services that meet our standards for quality, performance, and innovation.

We’re excited to share this and future news with you. Stay tuned for more updates as we settle into our new space!


PTC-F01 End of Line Notice

 

 

 

Dear Valued NexTek Customer,

This notice is to inform you that NexTek’s PTC-F01 lightning arrestor is planned to be discontinued at the end of the Calendar Year, 2021.  We have limited available inventory to satisfy some requirements.  Please contact sales if you have any requests.

 

Affected Models:

EOL Part Numbers Product Description End-Of-Life Date
PTCF-01 RF Power 25W, Protection 90V, DC to 1.0 GHz

 

12/31/2021

 

Product Replacement:

EOL Part Numbers Product Description End-Of-Life Date
PTCF-02 RF Power 25W, Protection 90V, DC to 2.5 GHz

 

>10 years

 

 

NexTek’s objective is to assist you to make your final purchases of the above products which are subject to EOL. We understand this EOL can be an inconvenience, and we look to make this a smooth changeover or developing an alternative solution to the affected products with the least amount of disruption possible.

 

For any additional information please contact your local sales representative or email us directly: sales@nextek.com


NexTek is on the Move!

 

 

We’re excited to announce we’re just days away from relocating into our expanded and upgraded facility. On October 1st, we’ll officially be calling our new 12,000 sq. ft. space home. Located at 101 Billerica Ave., Building 5, Suite 101, in North Billerica, MA, our new headquarters and manufacturing center is just a few miles north of our former location. Our phone numbers will remain the same.

Stay tuned for an official press release once our move is complete!


PGT End of Line Notice

 

 

 

This notice is to inform you that NexTek’s PGT Series Lightning arrestors will be discontinued at the end of the Calendar Year, 2021.  We have limited available inventory to satisfy some requirements.

 

Affected Models:

EOL

Part Numbers

Product Description End-Of-Life Date
PGT7F7F0301

PGT7F7M0301

DC Pass High RF Power Surge Arrestor with

7/16 DIN connectors, 0.82 – 2.2GHz

12/31/2021

 

Product Replacement:

EOL

Part Numbers

Product Description End-Of-Life Date
None N/A N/A

 

 

NexTek’s objective is to assist you to make your final purchases of the above products which are subject to EOL. We understand this EOL can be an inconvenience, and we look to make this a smooth changeover or developing an alternative solution to the affected products with the least amount of disruption possible.

 

For any additional information please contact your local sales representative or email us directly: sales@nextek.com


Company Update – June 2021

NexTek, LLC. Update – June 2021

NexTek, LLC. is looking at the summer months ahead with cautious excitement. The past year and a half was a challenging time for everyone, but there are clear signs that life is getting back to normal. The team at NexTek banded together to navigate this difficult period, and now we are feeling optimistic and confident about the future.

Our excitement and optimism is in part due to new products our team has researched, designed, and manufactured. We’ve innovated in areas such as 5G applications, Band Pass and Fail Safe Filters, and more. We are looking forward to showing off these new products. You can stay up to date on all of our latest news and product releases by regularly checking our website and following us on LinkedIn.

A lot has changed in a short period of time, but NexTek’s commitment to excellence has not. We’ve been providing premier RF Surge Protection and High Current EMC/EMI Filter solutions for over 30 years, and we’re looking forward to presenting the latest developments we’ve made. 2020 was a challenging year but showed the great strides that we can make when we all work together. All of us at NexTek are looking forward to an exciting, active, and healthy remainder to 2021.


NexTek – COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2020 (Updated 3.25.20)

COVID19 update from NexTek

[link to .PDF]

 

NexTek operations remain at substantially full capacity through this health emergency.  We have staff working from home as much as possible, but also retain full manufacturing capacity.  Our Sales and Engineering operations remain available to assist you.
As an essential business that serves multiple U.S. Government and Military Industrial Base customers, NexTek will continue to stay open and maintain operations at a level that is close to normal.  We are taking the necessary precautions to protect and support our workforce throughout this difficult time.
We have adequate inventory, and our supply chains are intact, although some additional lead time might be required for (new orders of) a few products.  If you have large volume needs, unique products designed for your application, or time critical delivery requirements, please contact NexTek with your forecast.  We can make a detailed delivery estimates for your needs.
As the situation develops, NexTek will continue to keep Clients, Customers, and Suppliers up-to-date.
We hope everyone stays safe throughout this event.
Thanks,
The NexTek, LLC Team

New Product: Band Pass RF Filters for Positive Train Control, and Other RF Networks

NexTek, LLC. has been a World-Class leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of standard and custom coaxial surge protectors and high current AC/DC EMI filters for Commercial, Medical, Avionics, SATCOM, Power Supply, Military and Government markets for over 30 years, and proudly announces a new product series for immediate release.

The “BPF Series” is a band pass filter specifically designed for railroad positive train control, PTC networks.  These units provide optimum filtering; sharp cutoff and notched response characteristics.  These filters reduce or eliminate unwanted interference from co-located radios, internal (on-board) or external, to increase the system’s reliability.   NexTek’s filter solutions incorporate a bandpass filter with Type N connectors centered at 160, 220, 460 & 900 MHz.

In addition to providing high performance filtering to remove unwanted RF Energy from a coaxial line, these filter designs also incorporate high performance surge/lighting protection within the same package.  This type of combination solution will ensure that two types of unwanted energy are not allowed to pass freely by the NexTek BPF Series of Bandpass Filters w/ Integrated Lightning Protection.

These new products further demonstrate NexTek’s commitment to growth and innovation while maintain and delivering the highest quality products to our customers.

For additional information please contact your local sales representative, or get in touch with us directly!

Press Release [.PDF]


Datasheet Links [.PDF]

BPF 160 – 160MHz Pass Band

BPF 220 – 220MHz Pass Band

BPF 460 – 460MHz Pass Band

BPF 900 – 900MHz Pass Band