Filtronic Broadband Limited announced that its integrated E-Band transceiver modules support N x 10 Gbps applications. Working in collaboration with Escape Communications, using that company’s ESM-20008 and ESM-5008 high capacity modems, Filtronic has demonstrated that its E-Band transceiver modules achieve 10 Gbps in a 2 GHz channel.

Mobile network operators face an ever-increasing demand for backhaul capacity as their networks evolve from 4G to 5G. E-Band spectrum (71 to 76 and 81 to 86 GHz) offers operators the ability to provide multi-gigabit backhaul to cell sites and wireless fronthaul such as C-RAN).


The Filtronic Morpheus transceiver module.

Filtonic's pre-calibrated Orpheus and Morpheus E-Band modules offer high levels of integration with on board diplexers and simple drop-in interfaces to modems and antennas. The innovative architecture significantly reduces the development cost and time-to-market for operators and original equipment manufacturers wanting to deploy E-Band point-to-point radios.

Orpheus is the company’s third generation E-Band transceiver, currently shipping in volume, and Morpheus is the fourth generation product, which introduces an innovative architecture suited to rapid customization, for applications where the most demanding performance requirements — highest transmit power or lowest receive noise figure — may be important.

Both modules support multi-channel radio architectures that enable N x 10 Gbps solutions, appropriate for 5G applications.

In addition to the range of standard products, Filtronic has a platform of building blocks suitable for ultra-high capacity, long range millimeter wave links (e.g. the Cerus, 2 W E-Band power amplifier module).

Filtonic's capability will be demonstrated at the International Microwave Symposium from 6 to 8 June 2017, held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.