Agilent Ships 100 Millionth FBAR Filter

Jan. 4, 2005
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 ...

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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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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