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MPG solutions to your RF Filter Design

MPG solutions to your RF Filter Design

In 2014 Heynen has teamed up with the Microwave Product Group in Salesbury, Maryland, United States. Team players in this group are BSC-Filters, Dow-Key, K&L Microwave and Pole-Zero, four well-established companies in the RF industry.

Providing solutions on filter design in a wide range of application areas, like communication, radar, industry, army and commerce. This covering Low to High Power, Low MHz to High GHz Range and miniaturization.

Connection to the internet by RF is becoming a more or less a standard approach. Our phones, ipads, laptops, heating, lighting, all are using a more or less sophisticated connection to the internet.

The MPG group has been publishing an article in the Microwave Journal, highlighting the trends and new market driven Filter advances, seen in the industry.

In case you are looking for a solution in the RF space, Heynen and MPG can certainly help you in finding the right system, module part and, if needed, customized to your needs.

You can see some highlights of the article in the next three paragraphs.

    Industry Trends

  • - Ceramic materials have advanced in the last ten years, enabling higher performance and higher Q-factors. - Commercial and Military system frequency spectrums are getting overcrowded. - Combining new technologies, like GaAs and GaN combined with thin filter technology, allow further size reduction and miniaturization. - Low PIM systems are increasing in usage. Higher frequencies, speed and data push the need for Low-PIM. And many more trends are discussed in the article.

  • Thin film Approach to miniaturized RF Integration

  • The Thin film hybrid circuits approach has been there for many years but are declining in many applications. Replaced by an evolution in the area of MMICs. The new thin film technology enables frequencies above 60 GHz. As an example, an 8-section lumped element filter will have a size of 2”x0.6”x0.4”. A thin film approach will reduce this to 0.4”x0.4”x0,14”. Q-factors as high as 250 to 400 are feasible. So, these possibilities and many others open a new channel for low-cost RF integration.

  • Interference

  • Currently there are many environments, such als in the office, at home, in production plants, that have communication problems caused by different sources. Interference of RF communication channels is becoming an interesting problem, especially in areas like warfare and personal communication. An example of this is interference of radar systems with LTE and 4G or high power transmitters interfering with sensitive receivers in nearby frequency bands. Newly developed analysis methods by Pole-Zero help you to analyze these problems and help you to operate efficiently in the crowded frequency space. Have a look at the article in the microwave journal to get an impression on how Heynen and 4 of their RF solution providers think about new technology and trends in the RF space. Contact your Heynen representative to help you out on RF topics you face in your daily work.