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Smiths introduces Planar X series of RF filters

Smiths Inteconnect has announced the introduction of its Planar X Series of RF filter solutions with bandpass, bandstop, lowpass and highpass configurations up to 18 GHz (Ku Band).

The Planar X Series is part of an initiative that looks to create cutting-edge board-level ceramic-based thick film RF filters, designed and tested to support various applications markets.

The small footprint, light weight and surface mountable configuration allow for high-volume pick and place applications and make Planar X Series suitable for SATCOM, radar and broadcasting industries.

With the Planar X Series, Smiths Interconnect has leveraged existing thick film process technology upon various dielectric substrates which are designed for use in high-reliability environments, to provide a cost-effective solution offering:

  • Compact size and light weight, resulting in reduced overall system mass in critical space applications
  • Excellent rejection characteristics, providing best in-class RF performance
  • Robust materials, suitable for harsh environment
  • Integration capabilities

Neil Tyler

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