Advanced RF communications equipment for wireless networks

Front, Mid and Back Haul solutions for wireless networks

XHaul for telecommunications infrastructure

We offer highly integrated, fully calibrated transceivers for 4g and 5G wireless backhaul. Our transceiver products Morpheus and Orpheus simply drop-in between the baseband modem module and the antenna. This plug-and-play architecture eliminates the need for clients to develop in-house mmWave expertise resulting in significantly reduced time to market, lower overall development costs and minimal cost of quality. Our microwave and mmWave solutions enable the wireless transport of data from the cell site back to the core of the mobile network. To download our latest brochure click here

Filtronic's complete solution for telecoms infrastructure.

The partner of choice for leading OEMs and MNOs

Filtronic is the go-to partner for customised, microwave and mmWave components and subsystems for wireless network access and XHaul applications. We are experts in delivering highly linear backhaul solutions, providing key technologies at the heart of densification and disaggregation associated with 5G networks. Our products include ultra-high capacity mmWave transceivers and diplexers that are deployed and field proven within some of the world’s highest performance point to point radio links.

Highly integrated Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) improvements

Filtronic has hundreds of thousands of products deployed worldwide. Our track record combined with a team of industry experts in module integration enable us to provide plug and play solutions that push the boundaries of size & weight reduction. In-house we have unparalleled design, manufacture and test expertise within mmWave, pushing performance improvements and delivering market leading lower costs per Gbps.  Our centralised engineering resources and production facilities, combined with a leading  process engineering team, offer clients exceptional quality and value.

RF for wireless backhaul networks

Wireless backhaul networks utilise microwave links to connect a radio access network (RAN) site to the core of the mobile network. Microwave backhaul is particularly critical when fibre is unsuitable which maybe based on geography, density or speed of  deployment. According to a recent report by Ericsson, 38% of all radio sites globally will be connected via microwave by 2025.

Technology for telecommunications innovation

High-performance point to point radio links

Filtronic specialises in device-agnostic mmWave transceivers, that are high-performance, competitively priced  and significantly reduce our clients time to market. All manufactured in-house using our high capacity fully automated chip-and-wire manufacturing technology, offering high reliability and low cost. These highly integrated, ultra-high-capacity transceiver modules, include Morpheus II, Hercules and Orpheus, delivering carrier-class multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for point to point (backhaul) radio links.

Mobile telecommunications infrastructure (XHaul)

XHaul is a collective term that covers front, mid and backhaul representing the various connections between the edge of the network, base stations, remote radio heads and the core fibre network. XHaul is achieved through a combination of fibre and wireless links and traditionally, backhaul has employed licensed microwave bands (between 6GHz and 42GHz). However, as the data demands on networks increases, the capacity of XHaul links has had to keep up, by employing the significant extra bandwidth available within the lightly licensed mmWave bands, primarily E-band (71-76GHz / 81-86GHz).

 

Trusted technology partner for wireless back haul solutions by world leading OEM’s

Filtronic is an expert in 5G back haul. We specialise in high-performance solutions at microwave and mmWave, offering our industry-leading clients technically advanced high-frequency RF communications equipment that is essential to the development of future telecommunications infrastructure including 5G and beyond. With unrivaled mmWave know-how, Filtronic is well placed in the market to support these networks as they are developed.

Filter and interference mitigations expertise 

We have extensive expertise in developing microwave and mmWave combiners and filters for telecoms applications. Our products include metal cavity filters, ceramic, combline, interdigital, lumped element, suspended substrate, waveguide and thin-film filters. We understand filter topology, implicitly and can offer rapid prototyping and reduced development cycles. Particular specialisms include interference mitigation, a requirement that becomes more acute as frequency bands become more congested.

Transceivers that lower the cost per Gbps

Filtronic is a valued supplier to leading players in the mobile telecommunications infrastructure market, and we are the partner of choice for advanced mmWave applications. In the 5G backhaul market, we offer highly integrated, fully calibrated transceiver modules, which eliminate the need for clients to develop in-house mmWave expertise. Our innovations and technical skill have improved miniaturisation, reducing the footprint and weight of our components, while increasing power and amplification to improve connectivity. Our engineering team are continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible As experts in designing components for 5G XHaul, we support the industry in moving up the frequency
spectrum from E-Band to W-Band and D-Band, to deliver the extra bandwidth.

Microwave and mmWave products for telecommunications infrastructure

Morpheus II

Morpheus II E-Band transceiver modules provide a turn-key solution for carrier grade mobile XHaul applications. Each module contains all the transmit and receive functions necessary for the RF section of an E-Band link and provides a simple connection to a high data rate full duplex modem. The integrated diplexer...

Cerus

Filtronic’s range of power amplifiers provide market leading linear mmW power. Available in single to N-way configurations, the Cerus power amplifiers deliver unparalleled performance for long range E-Band communications. Cerus  power amplifiers are available as 8, 4 & 1 way E-Band modules. Containing GaAs MMICs performance matched and efficiently...

Orpheus

Each module contains all the transmit and receive functions necessary for the RF section of an E-band link and provides a simple connection to a high data rate full duplex modem. The integrated diplexer connects directly to an antenna of choice via a standard WR12 interface. Internal, low phase...

Small cell filters

Maximum performance for the smallest space is critical when space is at a premium. As data demand continues to grow and technology continues to reduce in size, small cell sites become increasingly attractive. With the lower power of small cell products, the main drivers to a successful product are...

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