Agilent Ships 100 Millionth FBAR Filter

Marking an amazing accomplishment for any high-frequency component, Agilent Technologies (Palo Alto, CA) announced that it has shipped its 100 millionth film-bulk-acoustic-resonator (FBAR) filter since the product's inception in 2001. In response to strong demand, the company has increased FBAR filter shipments to 6 million components per month. The tiny components are used for filtering signals in the Personal Communications Services (PCS) band, including in code-division-multiple-access (CDMA) handsets and data cards. According to Bryan Ingram, vice president and general manager for the Wireless Semiconductor Div. of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group, the "FBAR filters and diplexers are in 9 of the top 10 CDMA phone manufacturers' handsets in the US PCS market." The firm's model ACPF-7002 is the industry's smallest full-band transmit filter, measuring just 1.6 by 2.0 mm by 1 mm high. Agilent Technologies --> http://lists.planetee.com/cgi-bin3/DM/y/eA0JtlqC0Gth0BN2t0AV

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