Image courtesy of Professor Dimitrios Peroulis, Purdue University

Prototype demonstrates high performance and low cost to meet the demands of future 5G networks

Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated a high-Q tunable bandpass filter machined from ABS plastic, using an M3-L Linear Actuator from New Scale Technologies for tuning. The machined prototype shows a high-Q from 500 to 700 and a 91% tuning range from 2.2 to 4.2 GHz.

The prototype tunable filter is a precursor to mass production of low-cost,  high-performance microwave devices that meet the demanding requirements of future 5G networks. Production can be scaled up using injection molding and New Scale’s UTAF Ultra-Thin Acutator Family to provide the speed, repeatability and stability needed.

Results were presented at the 2018 IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) in a paper, A 2.2 – 4.2 GHz Low-loss Tunable Bandpass Filter Based on Low Cost Manufacturing of ABS Polymer, by Michael D. Sinanis et. al.

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About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems and microstages with built-in controllers – are easy to integrate into smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more.