Industrial Electronics

New filter series for high frequency testing applications

10 March 2021

TTE Filters, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-reliability radio frequency filters and microwave filters for demanding communication and signal processing applications, has introduced two new filter series for high frequency testing applications.

The new filters – LC17 and HC17 – provide brick wall characteristics and performance to 7 GHz making them ideal for audio-digital-conversion and digital-audio-conversion (ADC/DAC) test set ups. Such signal conditioning testing is especially important for semiconductor chips and integrated circuits where testing frequencies continue to trend higher and higher (now in the GHz range). Relevant markets include commercial, industrial, medical, military/defense and test and measurement.

The new filters leverage the steep roll-off response of Chebyshev topology in 17th order lowpass (LC) and Source: TTE FiltersSource: TTE Filtershighpass (HC) designs to address the testing industry’s need for filters that can operate at GHz frequencies – much higher than traditional brick wall anti-aliasing elliptical function filters, which are typically limited to less than 500 MHz. These new LC17 and HC17 filters, while not true brick wall filters, are designed in a way that their steep roll-offs closely resemble brick wall filters. Moreover, since the filters are based on Chebyshev topology they have a slight ripple in the passband and no ripple in the stopband, unlike elliptical designs, which have ripple in both the passband and stopband. Thus TTE’s filters provide desirable stopband performance at high frequency with limited passband ripple.

The passband to stopband ratio for the LC17 filter is -50 dBc at 1.19 fo and -60 dBc at 1.27 fo. That ratio for the HC17 filter is -50 dBc at 0.84 fo and -60 dBc at 0.78 fo. The frequency range for both filters is 1 MHz to 7 GHz. Standard or custom cases are available.

These new filters will be featured at the 2021 International Microwave Symposium being held in Atlanta on June 8 to June 10. Visit the TTE booth #1129 to learn more. TTE is an affiliate of Gowanda Components Group.

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