Filtronic reaches 50,000 milestone with E-band transceivers for 5G backhaul


SEDGEFIELD, England – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Filtronic plc (AIM: FTC), designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for the wireless telecommunications, mission-critical communications and defense markets, announced today that the company has now shipped a total of 50,000 high-. Powerful E-band transceiver modules for the growing 5G backhaul market.

The E-band spectrum (in the mmWave frequency ranges 71 – 76 GHz and 81 – 86 GHz) offers OEMs a broad bandwidth that enables them to provide backhaul, midhaul and front haul with high capacity and high data rate ( collectively known as) to offer XHaul). E-band has been identified as one of the critical wireless technologies required to meet the demanding XHaul capacity requirements of 5G networks and is now experiencing significant growth. Systems with Filtronic’s core E-band technology have been successfully demonstrated with data rates of up to 40 Gbit / s.

“This year there was record demand for our flagship Orpheus E-band transceiver module, which has been shipped in large quantities to a number of customers for integration into high capacity mobile backhaul solutions,” said Reg Gott, Executive Chairman from Filtronic. “At the beginning of this year we added Morpheus II to the new generation product range, and demand for this module is also starting to increase, particularly for the high-performance option that is desirable for implementing carrier aggregation.”

Both Morpheus II and Orpheus have a highly integrated architecture with a built-in diplexer and are 100% tested before shipping. They contain all the necessary RF transmit and receive functions for an E-band radio link, so that the module can easily switch between antenna and baseband modem, and contain a control card that calibrates the entire RF system. Morpheus II also includes a new generation of high-performance, highly linear amplifier MMICs developed in-house by Filtronic. Both products have been qualified to be deployed in the latest wireless platforms specifically designed for 5G XHaul applications, and Filtronic transceiver modules have been widely used and field tested in high bandwidth, high capacity applications up to 10 Gbps per channel.

Filtronic’s leading E-band solutions have an easily configurable architecture and provide an ideal platform for developing systems for other applications worldwide. These include remote defense, corporate and both high throughput LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites and HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite).

About Filtronic:

Filtronic plc is a designer and manufacturer of advanced RF communications products, serving leading OEMs and cellular network operators in the fields of cellular infrastructure, mission critical communications and defense electronics.

Filtronic is listed AIM on the London Stock Exchange and operates in the UK and USA.

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