News | May 2, 2023

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two New Bandpass Filters For Ku-Band SATCOM From CTS

MCB1412A 13.75-14.50 GHz mmWave ClearPlex bandpass filter and MXB1172A 10.7-12.75 GHz bandpass filter

Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, announced today the in-stock availability and full design support capabilities for two new bandpass filters from CTS Corporation.

Part of the ClearPlex family of devices, the MCB1412A is a 13.75-14.50 GHz, mmWave, surface mount, ceramic waveguide bandpass filter with I/Os that can interface to micro-strip transmission lines on the top-layer of customer PCBs. It features superior rejection, insertion loss, reliability, temperature stability, and peak and average power handling compared to other X-band through Ku- and Ka-band filters. An evaluation board for the MCB1412A is also available.

The MXB1172A is a 10.7-12.75 GHz, surface mount, ceramic bandpass filter. It also features superior rejection, insertion loss, reliability, and peak and average power handling. The MXB1172A is part of the MTB/MXB series, which covers a variety of bands spanning 6-12 GHz.

Both new devices are designed for Ku-band SATCOM applications, with the MCB1412A intended for the uplink (transmit) and the MXB1172A for the downlink (receive).

The new filters are available as standard, off-the-shelf products. CTS can also support filters for the lower Ku-band and other specialized filter requirements.

To find more information or to purchase these products today online, visit the MCB1412A and MXB1172A webpages. Additional information is also available on the CTS ClearPlex Filters and the MTB & MXB family webpages.

Source: Richardson RFPD, Inc.