AVX Introduces Ultra-miniature, High-Frequency Integrated Thin Film Band-Pass Filters

AVX Corporation has introduced new 0805-case BP Series multilayer, integrated thin film (ITF) band-pass filters. Designed for broad compatibility with a wide range of high-frequency wireless applications, including mobile communications systems, satellite TV receivers, GPSs, vehicle-locating systems, and wireless LANs, the series is available in five frequency bands spanning 1308 MHz to 4320 MHz with a 50Ω characteristic impedance, and is rated for 5W continuous power, and operating temperatures from -40°C to +85°C.

The new surface-mount band-pass filters also exhibit a low insertion loss and sharp roll-off, delivering excellent high-frequency performance in an ultra-miniature, low-profile case measuring just 2.03 mm x 1.55 mm x 0.8 mm (±0.1 mm), and are ruggedly constructed and packaged for tape and reel automatic assembly.

The new high-performance, integrated thin-film band-pass filters, provide wireless systems engineers with peak performance and quality in an ultra-miniature 0805 chip size especially designed for the smaller and more crowded PCBs that next-generation wireless electronics are based on. Initial releases have been well received, and plans to extend this range of high-performance filters to cover the 1–5 GHz range are already in the works.

The band-pass filters are available in five frequency values designed for use in five frequency bands: 1308 MHz for 1220–1420 MHz, 1457 MHz for 1447–1,467 MHz, 1795 MHz for 1785 - 1,805 MHz, 2,160 MHz for 1,960 - 2360 MHz and 4320 MHz for 4120–4520 MHz. They have nickel/lead-free-solder coated (Sn100) terminations compatible with reflow, wave, vapor phase, and manual soldering technologies, are RoHS compliant, and are 100% tested for electrical parameters and both visual and mechanical characteristics.

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