In an article titled “Miniaturising Radio Frequency Components Using Advanced Circuit Fabrication Methodologies” published in its April 2023 issue, Commercial Micro Manufacturing International (CMM) walks us through how the engineering team at Benchmark Lark Technology have created RF module architectures that provide improved performance in a smaller package. Working collaboratively with high-performance circuit fabrication engineers, the team transformed traditional radio frequency (RF) filters into small, surface-mountable components with a considerable reduction in size and weight compared to legacy designs.
Known as the building blocks in the design of wireless technology for both commercial and military communications, RF components generate, block, and receive critical signals for wireless communication and are therefore, often required in large quantities. For this reason, it is only through the miniaturization of these components—essentially reducing the size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C)—that the industry will realize the next generation of communication innovation. The challenge, however, is to create miniaturized components easily integrated into an RF system. Benchmark Lark Technology has been offering high-quality microwave and RF filters for telecommunications, medical, computer, aerospace, and defense applications since 1986. With nearly 40 years of experience, it is of little surprise that this exceptionally skilled team has developed a technology that takes advantage of some of the latest capabilities for fine-line processing and tight dimensional control in the industry to provide repeatable microwave filters in small packages. Read the full article to learn how the Benchmark Lark Team is also currently developing microwave and mmWave filters that afford frequencies of up to 40 GHz.