RFS Launches Compact, High-Performance, Diplexers to Simplify Global 5G Transition

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has released a new family of extremely compact and lightweight diplexers. The ShareLite FDFX5 diplexers allow mobile operators to overlay small cell networks on top of existing networks and to take advantage of emerging shared spectrum, such as 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum and License Assisted Access (LAA) spectrum in the unlicensed 5 GHz band. The ability to deploy higher frequency networks and use new spectrum, particularly in the 3.5 GHz range, are key steps in operators’ ongoing evolution to 5G.

The ShareLite FDFX5 diplexers are ideal for almost any small cell or 5G network densification project globally. The diplexers enable feeder sharing between systems in the 80 MHz to 2.7 GHz range on one port and systems in the 3.3 GHz to 5.9 GHz range on the other for extremely broad deployment potential. Selective filters that guarantee 50 dB of isolation between ports ensure interference is never an issue.

The FDFX5 diplexers also set new industry benchmarks for small size and low weight to enable deployment in the most constrained spaces, and feature excellent PIM and extremely low insertion loss for the highest possible network quality. The robust diplexers can be deployed in any indoor or outdoor small cell or macro network environment and provide IP67 protection against dust and water as well as built-in lightening protection. They are available with 4.3-10, 2.2-5 or NEX10 connectors to support any cabling requirements.

Together, these features give operators the flexibility to address key deployment challenges associated with network densification projects, including:

  • Antenna port limitations
  • Cable and jumper limitations
  • Performance issues created by adding jumpers
  • Pole diameter and other space constraints
  • Visual clutter constraints

According to RFS, the diplexers are the next logical step in the company’s strategy to help operators around the world densify their networks and simplify their evolution to 5G. The diplexers along with RFS’ benchmark-setting ShareLite FDPL and FDPAW diplexers and soon-to-be released ShareLite FTCMX triplexers will provide mobile operators a complete portfolio of smaller, lighter, higher frequency multiplexing solutions, to efficiently and cost effectively address the space and spectrum constraints they face as they deploy smaller, denser networks.

RFS’ upcoming ShareLite FTCMX triplexers enable feeder sharing between systems in the 380 MHz to 2.2 GHz, 2.4 GHz to 2.7 GHz and 3.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz spectrum ranges with all of the robust, high-performance characteristics RFS products are known for.

Click here to view detailed specifications of the ShareLite FDFX5.