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What is an RF Filter?
An RF Filter, or radio frequency filter, is an electronic filter which is designed to operate on signals in medium to extremely high frequencies. These ranges are used in radio, television and wireless communications. Therefore most RF devices include some kind of filtering on the signals transmitted or received. RF filters enable the required frequencies to be passed through a circuit, while rejecting the frequencies that are not needed. These filters are often used for duplexers and diplexers in order to combine or separate multiple frequency bands. An ideal filter, whether low pass, high pass, or band pass will have a minimal amount of loss within the pass band.
Types of RF Filters
There are several different kinds of RF filters at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including center frequency, insertion loss, 3 dB bandwidth, attenuation at maximum frequency, attenuation at minimum frequency, operating temperature range, impedance and packaging type. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.
RF Filters from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a wide range of RF Filters from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need a Band Pass Filter, Ceramic Filter, Electromechanical Filter, Low Pass Filter, Saw Filter or Duplexers, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific RF filter application needs. You will then be able to find the right RF filter for your RF filter circuit, duplexer, lowpass filter or programmable bandpass filter.
We deal with several manufacturers such as Abracon, CTS, Epcos, Murata, New Japan Radio, RF Monolithics, TDK and NXP, among others. You can easily refine your RF filter product search results by clicking your preferred RF filter brand from the list of manufacturers below.
Applications for RF Filters:
Bandpass filters can be used in all kinds of instrumentation including seismology, sonar and medical applications such as ECGs and EEGs. They are also used in optics, such as lasers. Low pass filters can be used for audio applications. SAW filters are increasingly being used where narrow bandwidth and low loss are required. Recent advances with this type of filter make it especially attractive for these applications.
Varicap diodes (or varactors) are often used as voltage-controlled capacitors. They are found in parametric amplifiers & oscillators and voltage-controlled oscillators as part of PLLs and frequency synthesizers. Varactors are found in TV tuners in order to electronically tune the receiver to different stations.
Choosing the Right RF Filter:
With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right RF filter, you can filter the results by the required category. We carry the following categories of RF Filters:
- Band Pass Filter
- Ceramic Filter
- Electromechanical Filter
- Low Pass Filter
- Saw Filter
Once you choose the RF filter category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by center frequency, insertion loss, 3dB bandwidth and packaging type to name a few. You will be able to find the right RF filter for your RF filter circuit, lowpass filter, programmable bandpass filter or duplexer using these filters.
RF Filters in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of RF filters you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers several of our RF filter devices in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
Future Electronics also offers clients a unique bonded inventory program designed in order to eliminate potential problems that can arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.