Q. How do I order your products?
A. We have made it as simple as possible:
See (XXXXXXX) on our Web site to see if a model with the specifications you require is available as a standard product. If so, you can order it directly from the site. If your requirements call for a custom or semi-custom product, you have several options:
Call us at (973) 772-4242 and ask for sales
Send us an e-mail by clicking here
Send us a fax to (973) 772-4646
You can also fill out a contact form online by clicking here.
Q. Define "standard", "semi-custom", and "custom" product types?
A. Anatech offers three types of products:
- Standard products are available either from stock or in a few days after you place your order and cover popular combinations of specifications required in popular applications.
- Semi-custom products are variations on our standard products, many of whose specifications can be modified quickly.
- Custom products are those designed to meet a unique set of customer-supplied requirements.
Q. What types of products can be "semi-customized"?
A. Mostly filters. Variable parameters include center frequency, bandwidth, rejection points, connectors, and mounting method. Changes to electrical characteristics are limited and depend on the specific product. Our technical staff can tell you what can be achieved.
Q. To what countries does Anatech ship?
A. Products sold by Anatech Electronics can be shipped globally within the guideline of the US, department of commerce. Items bought online can be shipped only to companies and addresses within in the United States.
Q. Does Anatech provide services tailored to military customers?
A. Yes, Anatech Electronics can supply products to any government agency, from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and m any others, as well as to defense prime contractors. The aerospace and defense industry is one of Anatech Electronics’ primary markets and it has developed the capabilities, facilities, and quality control procedures required by defense customers. Anatech Electronics, is an ISO9001-2000 certified company, follows MIL-STD-45208A and MIL-F-18327, and is an approved GSA vendor.
The company has a department dedicated exclusively to servicing government entities and contracts. In addition to manufacturing filters and other MIL-standard products, Anatech Electronics provides services for defense contractors and the government designed to solve extremely complex interference problems within existing systems. Detailed information about capabilities for aerospace and defense are available by clicking here.
Q: How do I establish an open account with Anatech?
A. You can establish an open account after we verify your credit and approve your request. To obtain a credit application for an open account credit, contact Anatech Electronics at (973) 772-4242 or send us an e-mail by clicking here.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. Anatech Electronics accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, corporate checks, and bank checks. Payments by EFT, or wire transfer are also accepted. There are some things you need to know about these payment methods that are available by clicking here.
Q. Where do I get information about your warranty?
A. Warranty information is available on both our Web sites and by clicking here.
Q. What are your sales terms and conditions?
A. Sales terms and conditions information is available on our website by clicking here. This information describes the terms to which Anatech and its customers agree concerning all major aspects of sales transactions.
Q. Do you provide technical assistance on your products?
A. Anatech has built its reputation on sales and technical support, both during and after the sale. It is available by phone or e-mail, and once you become an Anatech customer, a technical support representative will be assigned to your account.
Q. What is the best way to find a specific product?
A. Both of our Web sites have sophisticated search functions so you can identify products that meet your requirements.
Q. Can you modify an existing product to fit my exact requirements?
A. Yes, in many cases. However, it depends on the type of product and the modifications you wish to make. The best way to find out is to call us at (973) 772-4242 or send us an e-mail by clicking here.
Q. Is Anatech an ISO compliant company?
A. Anatech Electronics is ISO 9001:2000 certified
Q. What are the limitations, and advantages of ceramic filters?
A. Ceramic filters usually can handle low power up to 5 W depending on their size. They are mostly surface-mount bandpass filters but can be integrated within a connectorized package. Their frequency range of operation is about 400 MHz to 6 GHz. Ceramic filter can be very small and suitable for mass production at a relatively low cost.
Q. What are the limitations, and advantages of cavity filters?
A. Cavity filters are mostly designed as bandpass filters and are connectorized devices that are generally large because they use quarter-wavelength resonators. As a result, their size is directly dependent on their operating frequencies - lower frequencies produce larger filters. However they can achieve very high performance, with extremely sharp transitions from passband to stop band, and can handle relatively high power. They can be designed from about 20 MHz (very large) to above 20 GHz (very small).
Q. What are the limitations and advantages of lumped-element filters?
A. Lumped-element filters are very versatile, are available from 10 kHz (very large) to 6 GHz (very small). They can be designed with extremely narrow to extremely wide bandwidths and are available in connectorized, PC board mount, surface mount, drop-in, and variations. Lumped-element filters are limited by the performance and Q factor of the lumped elements themselves, and at very high frequencies the required element size is too small to be physically realized, and at very low frequencies it becomes prohibitively large.
Q. What are the limitations and advantages of crystal filters?
A. Crystal filters can be designed as bandpass filters up to about 200 MHz and are mostly used in the IF portion of a receiver where their narrow bandwidth capabilities are desirable, and especially when CW and single-sideband modulation is used. For example, a filter with a center frequency of 100 MHz can have a 3-kHz bandwidth. They cannot be designed efficiently at bandwidths greater than 0.05% of the center frequency and have relatively high insertion loss. They can be manufactured in connectorized, PC board mount, and in some cases surface -mount configurations.
Q. What are the limitations and advantages of SAW filters?
A. The greatest limitation of SAW bandpass filters is their low power-handling ability - about 1 W and their inability to be modified, since they are chip-scale devices. However, they are almost always surface-mount devices and can operate from about 10 MHz to 4 GHz. SAW filters also have low group delay variation and very sharp skirts and can be made in very large quantities.
Q. What is the frequency range of your filter products?
A. Anatech Electronics manufactures RF and microwave filters are available from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, and the operating frequency of our other products varies with the application.
Q. Are your products ROHS compliant?
A. Yes, all Anatech products are ROHS compliant.
Q. Do you manufacture weatherproof filters for outdoor use?
A. Yes. We manufacture weatherproof filters and other products designed for use in outdoor environments such as on antenna poles, base stations, small cell, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other installations that are exposed to the elements.
Q. What is the typical temperature range of your products?
A. Depending on the design and device, the typical operating temperature range of our filters and other devices is from -40 to +85o C. Special designs can achieve a wider temperature range.
Q. Do you manufacture high-power filters?
A. Yes. Anatech Electronics can design filters that handle up to 500 W average and 5 kW peak power.
Q. What types of connectors are used in your products?
A. BNC, SMA, Type-N, TNC, SMC, C, and other standard RF & microwave connectors. We may also be able to accommodate custom connectors.
Q. Can your ceramic filters be connectorized?
A. Yes, our ceramic filters are originally designed for surface mounting but can be placed in connectorized enclosures and still maintain their electrical characteristics.