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Band-pass Filter for V2V and V2X automotive RF systems

Date: 18/08/2015
Precision electronic component manufacturer CTS has announced a new surface mount RF Band-pass Filter (BPF) for use in vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2X) RF communication systems such as cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) including 802.11p for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) and Dedicated Short - Range Communications (DRSC).

CTS TCB001A Bandpass Filter can handle 2W of average RF output power at the Antenna and compliant with requirements of causing no interference to 3GPP for wireless infrastructure co - location/co -existence.

CTS TCB001A composed of a ceramic block plated with silver (Ag), measures 4.0x3.0x2.0mm and weighs 0.14 grams. The filter delivers 45dB of rejection with insertion loss of less than 1dB and return loss of at least 16dB - Rated to handle input power of up to 3 Watt average and 30 Watt peak, at operating temperatures from - 50C to +150C.

"Applications seeking either Power Class D of 28.8dBm (0.8W), or 2W (33dBm) at the Antenna require RF power levels which are supported by the TCB001 A, but are not supportable by SAW/BAW/FBAR technology. In addition, the small size of this new CTS product is similar in size to typical packaging of SAW/BAW/FBAR." explains CTS.

Our engagements to date with leading V2X customers confirm that this product delivers compelling performance capabilities not offered by others in the C -ITS component market, states Vice President & General Manager of CTS Electronic Components, Mario Saucedo.

In addition to the TCB001A, CTS engineers are currently developing the TCB002A which supports ETSI EN 302 571 and/or 5 GHz WiFi co-location.

News Source: CTS Corp.