Filtronic plc , the designer and manufacturer of antennas, filters and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms and critical communications markets, today announced that a significant milestone has been reached with the shipment of a total of 25,000 high-performance E-band transceiver modules since the company first entered this growing market.
"This recent success has added to the large
number of earlier-generation E-band products we had shipped, taking us past the
25,000 milestone. Strong ongoing orders have also been secured out to the
financial year end."
The wide bandwidths available in E-band spectrum (71 – 76GHz and
81 – 86GHz) offer OEMs the ability to provide mobile network operators with
multi-Gbps backhaul and fronthaul. E-band is now experiencing significant
growth following its recent identification as one of the critical wireless
technologies required to address the demanding backhaul capacity requirements
of 5G networks. Systems containing Filtronic's core E-band technology have been
successfully demonstrated at data rates up to 40Gbps.
"Our latest generation E-band transceiver product, Orpheus, went
into production in 2016, and since then 10,000Orpheus modules
have been shipped to several customers, including leading OEMs, for
incorporation into their high-capacity mobile backhaul radio solutions," said Rob Smith,
CEO of Filtronic. "This recent success has added to the large number of
earlier-generation E-band products we had shipped, taking us past the 25,000
milestone. Strong ongoing orders have also been secured out to the financial
architecture enables it to simply drop into the radio between the antenna and
baseband modem, and it has been widely deployed and field-proven in
wide-bandwidth, high-capacity applications up to 10Gbps per channel. It has now
been qualified for deployment in the latest radio platforms specifically
developed for 5G X-haul applications and continues to be a recommended
transceiver product for new designs.
Filtronic has also developed leading-edge custom E-band
solutions for other telecom applications globally, including low SWaP,
multi-channel, high RF power systems employing highly efficient power combining
techniques. This technology is integrated into the Cerus E-band
power amplifier module, which is targeted at applications including long-range
defence, enterprise, and High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS).
Filtronic will be exhibiting at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, 25 – 28 February 2019, on Stand 7B11 in