In the vibrant city of Tijuana, Mexico, Benchmark’s Center of Excellence is making waves in the field of radio frequency (RF) Filters and Components. Here, customers have access to our impressive 30+ year heritage, offering innovative RF/microwave and millimeter wave component technologies, along with the site’s deep engineering expertise and the most advanced manufacturing processes. With a concentration of resources, expertise, and experience, this facility has become a leader within the RF filter and assembly industry.
At Benchmark’s Center of Excellence for RF Filters and Components, we design and manufacture Benchmark Lark Technology RF filters, components, and assemblies. Our mission is to provide advanced custom RF filters and components for the most demanding applications. With our design ingenuity and expertise, we offer RF system engineers a tailored product that meets — or comes close to meeting — all required specifications. This empowers you with maximum flexibility in other design aspects, freeing you from the limitations of off-the-shelf filters.
We are thrilled to announce that our site is now ITAR registered, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to security and compliance, and enabling us to provide our valued customers with innovative solutions while safeguarding sensitive data. Your trust and confidence are our top priorities, and this milestone further reinforces our dedication to excellence in every aspect of our services.
The Tijuana Center of Excellence is a resource-rich facility with advanced equipment and a skilled workforce (including 20 engineers — some with Ph.D. degrees — and 180 direct labor employees). This diverse team provides critical research and development support for custom filters tailored to specific system needs. Benchmark Lark Technology’s RF filters and assemblies are renowned for their exceptional performance and reliability.
Our specialty lies in designing custom RF filters and assemblies that outperform the competition, meeting strict performance, size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) demands. We also employ robust design strategies and testing for components exposed to extreme temperature variations, vibration, and other environmental factors.
For radiation tolerance, trusted external experts validate design resilience, and the Tijuana team applies reliable prediction methodologies for assessing longevity and performance. Our thorough worst-case analyses also guarantee functionality even under extreme conditions.
Benchmark Tijuana excels in collaborating across various disciplines, seamlessly integrating engineering, manufacturing, and test development. A typical scenario involves close collaboration between the customer, the program manager based in the United States, and our design and development engineers in Tijuana. Through simulations and prototypes, the team ensures that customer requirements are met while considering the nuances that simulations might miss. This cross-functional approach — combined with rigorous environmental and other testing — guarantees the delivery of high-quality, reliable RF filters and components.
Benchmark Tijuana caters to a wide range of sectors, with a notable focus on aerospace, defense, advanced computing, next-gen communications, and complex industrials test & measurement. Our track record of working with esteemed organizations such as NASA, the SLAC National Particle Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, and leading defense and communications technology companies highlights the center’s ability to meet the exacting standards of these industry leaders.
Benchmark Tijuana conducts rigorous environmental screening tests, including thermal shock, vibration, and thermal vacuum tests (outsourced) to validate the durability and performance of high-performance products like space, electronic warfare, radar, and wireless infrastructure components.
Each filter can further undergo radiographic inspection to detect any internal defects or anomalies that may affect functionality. Specialized filters are also subjected to random vibration testing to simulate the vibrations that might be encountered in harsh operational environments and to ensure their resilience under such conditions. Some filters further undergo repeated thermal shock cycles to evaluate their ability to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations.
To maintain manufacturing integrity, we collaborate with trusted third-party experts for Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) of critical components, ensuring quality and reliability.
At Benchmark Tijuana, we combine our extensive design engineering capabilities with our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and environmental screening to deliver high-performance solutions for the most challenging applications.
Benchmark Tijuana’s manufacturing capabilities are specifically tailored to meet the most stringent requirements. Our manufacturing team is equipped with the necessary resources and certifications to ensure the highest standards of quality and compliance. We provide comprehensive end-item data packages, including detailed documentation on parts, materials, and process plans, ensuring complete traceability and compliance.
Benchmark Tijuana’s Center of Excellence for RF Filters and Components partners with some of the most disruptive and high-growth manufacturers worldwide, offering a full-suite of market-leading solutions customized to your unique needs. We also provide aftermarket support to all of our customers.
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|Advanced Adhesive and Potting Application
|Automated Cut, Strip, Crimp, and Terminate
|Shielding and Cabling
To demonstrate its commitment to quality and industry standards, Benchmark Tijuana holds relevant certifications, including:
As a certified center of excellence, Benchmark Tijuana ensures that its operations adhere to the highest quality management systems. Additionally, the center has in-house plating operations with advanced processes involving nickel, silver, and gold.