Thin Film Low Pass Filters for High Frequency Wireless Applications

AVX Corporation has released a new series of 15 W high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filters that exhibit low insertion loss and extremely sharp attenuation in high frequency wireless applications from 512 MHz to 1800 MHz. The new 15 W LP Series filters feature a miniature 2816 chip size with a maximum height profile of 1mm, and a rugged construction based on thin film multilayer technology and are designed for reliable automatic assembly, delivering excellent high frequency performance in applications including: mobile communications systems, satellite TV receivers, global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle location systems, and wireless large area networks (LANs).

The new low profile, low pass LP Series filters from AVX Corporation operates from 512 MHz to 1,800 MHz; although, frequencies spanning 300 MHz to 2,000 MHz are available on request. These filters can handle a continous power of up to 15 W and can operate over a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The filters measure 7 mm (±0.3 mm) x 4 mm (±0.2 mm) x a maximum of 1 mm (L x W x H) with nickel/lead-free-solder (Sn100) coated terminations compatible with automatic soldering technologies (reflow, wave soldering, vapor phase, and manual). The RoHS compliant LP Series filters are 100% tested for electrical parameters and both visual and mechanical characteristics, and are shipped on tape and reel in quantities of 2,000. Lead-time for the series is currently 10 weeks. For more information about AVX’s new 15W LP Series high performance, low pass ITF filters click here.