Key Specifications and Practical Solutions for 5G mmWave Filters

Posted by Peter Matthews on May 21, 2019 9:17:50 AM

With the promised delivery date of 5G wireless communication fast approaching, the world is waiting to see if this next-generation network will hit its ambitious goals of 10 Gbps peak data rates, less than 1 ms latency, 10 times greater energy efficiency, and more. In past decades, each generation of mobile systems – from 1G analog systems to 2G digital standards to 3G mobile broadband capabilities to 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced networks – has overcome a unique set of challenges. Leaps in technology are necessary to enable these advancements in performance.

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Topics: Filter, 5G, mmWave

Duplex, Duplexer, Diplexer?

Posted by Peter Matthews on Feb 5, 2019 2:10:00 PM

One of the things all technical disciplines excel at is creating terminology that can trip up those who are not accustomed to speaking the language every day. Take the title of this article for example. These three words sound similar and are definitely inter-related, but they are not inter-changeable.

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Topics: Filter

How to Specify a Filter

Posted by Peter Matthews on Jan 23, 2019 11:49:00 AM

Planar Filters

Manufactured using a thin-film process, Microstrip (planar) filters can offer a high quality factor (Q) and a reduced packaging envelope when compared to discrete lumped element designs, and are more practical at higher frequencies. The thin-film design can hold tighter design tolerances due to the distributed transmission lines forming resonant structures. Planar filters are a robust solution, attractive for applications ranging from established platforms, such as military warfare, to emerging technologies, like 5G. Below are some general-purpose resources for additional background, applications, and benefits of Microstrip filters: 

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Topics: Filter, 5G

At mmWave Surface Mount Microstrip Filters are key to reducing cost.

Posted by Peter Matthews on Nov 15, 2018 10:06:30 AM

Frequencies in the mmWave spectrum play a key role in 5G communications. RF technology that was developed around existing mmWave applications has evolved to encompass the needs of 5G wireless access. Components for such systems need to be selected for performance and cost – commercial systems are subject to intense price pressure and so both the purchase cost and the implementation cost of a component become important factors in selecting devices for a new design. Another key consideration can be size constraints and the need to preserve valuable board space.

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Topics: Filter, mmWave, Microstrip

Microstrip Filters deliver small size at high frequencies

Posted by Peter Matthews on Nov 7, 2018 4:47:46 PM

When selecting a filter implementation one factor that is common across all frequencies is optimizing the size of the filter given the application and the required performance.

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Topics: Filter, Bandpass, mmWave, Microstrip

Filter Shape Factor and Selectivity

Posted by Peter Matthews on Oct 26, 2018 4:26:00 PM

An ideal filter

The Ideal Filter would have unit gain (0dB) in its pass band and a gain of zero (-infinity dB) in its stop band. Between pass band and stop band there would be no indecision and would transition from 0dB to -infinity dB asymptotically. It would pass only the required frequencies without adding or subtracting anything from the signal and like a very discrete and fastidious butler we would not see it - just its perfect management of the frequencies in its care.

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Topics: Filter, Bandpass

Spectral Efficiency and mmWave Bandpass Filter Temperature Stability.

Posted by Peter Matthews on Oct 12, 2018 12:06:33 PM

In an earlier Blog post we discussed the Shannon-Hartley Theorem in the context of 5G mmWave applications:

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Topics: Filter, 5G, mmWave

An Introduction to the 5G Frequency Spectrum

Posted by Peter Matthews on Sep 19, 2018 3:32:01 PM

Fifth Generation (5G) communication systems are being planned to enable a hundred-fold increase in user data-rates – and with this increase comes a need for significant increases in bandwidth over what is currently available.

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Topics: Filter, 5G, mmWave

RF Filter Terminology and specifications.

Posted by Peter Matthews on Sep 10, 2018 10:59:41 AM

This document is designed to act as a quick reference on some terms that are used to discuss filter technology.

There are four key Filter behaviors that sort them into types: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Stop.

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Topics: Filter, Bandpass, Lowpass, Highpass, Bandstop

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