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Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Delay Lines

API Technologies' line of non-dispersive and dispersive SAW Delay Lines offer semi-standard or custom designs with various delay and bandwidth options. SAW Delay Lines are available in several packaging options such as ceramic leadless chip carriers, which provide small size and weight, and platform packages, which are suited for harsh applications. API Technologies has experience with delay lines on various substrates including quartz, lithium tantalate and lithium niobate. All SAW Delay Lines are hermetically sealed to ensure robust performance.

SAW Delay Lines

High Performance in Harsh Environments

API’s SAW delay lines are designed and manufactured for utmost performance in harsh environments. Advantages of SAW Delay Lines include lightweight packaging, wide frequency of operation and variable bandwidths.


  • Radar Systems
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Communications Systems

Features & Specifications

  • Frequency Range: 20 MHz - 2000 MHz
  • Delay: .1 µsec - 10 µsec
  • Insertion Loss: Starting at 3 dB, increases with delay and bandwidth
  • Bandwidth: Fractional bandwidths between 5 & 55%